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Tell us something you do for your own pleasure. (sketching and reading)

idontknow 1 / 2  
Nov 20, 2016   #1
We know you lead busy lives, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us something you do for your own pleasure.

this is my topic i wrote two entries. which one do you think is better? should i include one or both of them? if i should include both (because that is what i want) how should i make it short and which extra things should i cut?

please help.

1.Life now is busy. People have their own ways to enjoy themselves. To me reading a good book is the best way to relax after a studious and a hectic routine. The delight of reading books, to me, is incomparable to the one obtain from any other activity specially After eight stressful school hours, I can't think of anything but lying on the bed with a book light, a quilt, and a beloved book It transports me to an entirely different world. Magic, is what I must say, happens every time I turn the crisp pages of an unread book.

2.Drawing and sketching has travelled with me since childhood. Every time my pencil strikes the canvas with an artistic intent it gives me pleasure and makes me a completely different person with a new perspective. I love playing with different shades of black and grey which gives my piece a unique charm and add to my personal sense of achievement. My drawings become a medium through which I can communicate and speak without having to open my mouth; I can express myself and say things that I want to say.

i also listen to kpop watch kdramas and animes read mangas. should i include them too? one of my friend was like yeah you should. any help?
Holt  Educational Consultant - / 10,686 3495  
Nov 20, 2016   #2
Faya, if I were the student submitting a response to this prompt, I would opt to present the reviewer with the second option. While the book reading activity shows you in a relaxed atmosphere, it doesn't say so much about who you are during your down time. Always remember that the reviewer is looking for more information about you as a private person and as a student in every prompt requirement that you respond to.

While book reading transports you to another dimension, it doesn't really tell the reviewer much about your character. Besides, after 8 hours of studying, when you get to college, picking up a book, even if it is fictional may not be the kind of rest that your brain needs in order to prepare for the next day of rigorous learning. That is why I believe that the drawing response will better serve the purpose of this statement.

The drawing activity speaks volumes about you as a person. The mere fact that you mention the words perspective, pleasure, sense of personal achievement, communication, and expression can tell the reviewer more about your character traits than any other statement that you can respond to. He gets to know the real, private you. The person behind the student and the other talents that you have which might be of help to you in coping with the stress of your studies.

As for K-Pop and manga, you can use those as examples of how you spend your down time. However, I would only do that if it can help you better express who you are outside of the classroom in the same way that the drawing activity can. If it can help you introduce yourself better to the reviewer, then go ahead and write about those instead. The final topic choice is yours. We can only advice you as per our opinion on the topic you presented.
OP idontknow 1 / 2  
Nov 20, 2016   #3
can i write both of them?
Holt  Educational Consultant - / 10,686 3495  
Nov 20, 2016   #4
Faya, based upon the prompt instructions, it seems that you can only write about one, not two topics. The prompt asks for you to tell them "something" which is in singular form. It does not tell you to tell them "some things" which is a plural word form that would have allowed you to discuss two or more topics in response to the prompt.Therefore, I believe that you should only present one topic. You will have to present the strongest topic that you have in response to the proposed discussion. Try to never deviate or stray from the prompt requirement. Since the prompt was developed in singular form, you have to present only one activity not two. If you are sure that you want to present two topics, you should get in touch with the university itself and request for a clarification of the instruction. If the university advisers tell you otherwise, then go ahead and present two activities. As of now, you should just stick to one activity. That is what the prompt clearly states. If you can get an exemption, then go ahead and present both. I doubt the university will allow you to present two activities though. The prompt was designed to highlight only one activity.
OP idontknow 1 / 2  
Nov 20, 2016   #5
you are right ill just do that drawing one.
thank you so much.

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