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Quiz bowl ; Common App; Extracurricular activity


remanemporor 2 / 3  
Dec 26, 2012   #1
First I'll let you read the prompt and my response:

Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (1000 character maximum).

Tension builds as the timer for the round slowly ticks to zero. The scores are close, and I prepare myself for the next question. For me, quiz bowl is more than just a competition of intellects. It is proof that there is no such thing as "useless knowledge." It shows me that what we learn in school isn't to be simply memorized and then forgotten after a test is taken. While certain facts may initially seem to have little intrinsic value, they possess great worth in future circumstances. Being extra studious in English class proved serendipitous when a question called for advanced vocabulary, while watching a documentary on southern Africa assisted me on a question about the capital of Botswana. Quiz bowl allows me to come together with my teammates and to put our collective experiences together to answer tough inquires such as these. But most of all, quiz bowl shows me that the only real way to learn things is to learn them for life.

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So how do you think I did? I know the main point of these sorts of essays is to show that you have "grown" through your experiences. My essay above rounds out to 944 characters, so I think I did that reasonably well, but I'm only one person.

Any critiques would be appreciated, be they of grammar, content, or just general style.
MiaB 8 / 25  
Dec 26, 2012   #2
I really like your essay ; you show that you're really involved and all.

Mind looking at mine ? That would mean a lot ..
cavo8 2 / 6  
Dec 26, 2012   #3
This shows you're a really good writer leave it how it is


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