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'May and exams' - 1000 character common app elaboration on Ec


clare11 2 / 7  
Sep 16, 2011   #1
May is perhaps the hardest month for me, as I am not only preparing for exams, but am also working on Liquid Paper, my school's literary magazine. As editor both sophomore and junior years, I organized over two hundred student entries of art, fiction and poetry into categories. These categories, or subthemes, are based on an overall theme. Our 2011 magazine, dubbed Circadian, featured Innocence, Ignorance, Reminiscence, and Experience (inspired by Blake).

I spend approximately eighty hours proofing Liquid Paper-my eyes glued to the computer, exacting the placement of text boxes and photos of art on InDesign (a program used for layout). But the time is worth it: our 2011 edition was awarded gold by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. There's also the process: gradually producing a hundred glossy pages from single scraps of paper-in essence, giving life to literature and art through a professional publication, something of which my school community can be proud.

EF_Susan - / 2,365 12  
Sep 17, 2011   #2
May is perhaps the hardest month for me, as I am not only preparing for exams, but am also working on Liquid Paper, my school's literary magazine.

As editor, both sophomore and junior years, I organized over two hundred student entries of art, fiction and poetry into categories.

These categories, or sub-themes , are based on an overall theme.

But the time I put in is well worth it: our 2011 edition was awarded gold by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

There's also the process: gradually producing a hundred glossy pages from single scraps of paper-in essence, giving life to literature and art through a professional publication, something of which my school community can be proud. ----This should definitely come before the sentence about the award! You seem to have left the subject and then gone back to it.

Also, you started out by saying, May is the hardest month for 2 reasons. Shouldn't you say something more about exams, since you started with it? I don't know what the prompt was, but your first sentence is important. What exactly is the point you want to make?

:)


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