"Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

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"Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby Ragged » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:12 pm

Would putting down something like playing tennis be an acceptable activity for this or does it only have to be an official function or club?

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby Ragged » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:28 pm

Come on doesn't anyone on here play tennis/golf and is interested in this also?

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:35 pm

It's not IMPORTANT but it gives the admissions committee a more well-rounded picture of you.

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby Ragged » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:37 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:It's not IMPORTANT but it gives the admissions committee a more well-rounded picture of you.


That's kinda what I thought too. Thanks for the input.

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby northwood » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:42 pm

they are asking about your hobbies: list the ones that you have that are acceptable to the middle aged people reading your applicaiton and you will be fine

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby Ragged » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:03 pm

northwood wrote:they are asking about your hobbies: list the ones that you have that are acceptable to the middle aged people reading your applicaiton and you will be fine


So if I already have stuff on my resume about clubs I was in and tutoring I did, I should not repeat it on the app, right?

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:20 pm

Ragged wrote:
northwood wrote:they are asking about your hobbies: list the ones that you have that are acceptable to the middle aged people reading your applicaiton and you will be fine


So if I already have stuff on my resume about clubs I was in and tutoring I did, I should not repeat it on the app, right?


I repeated. I've heard adcomms say you shouldn't be shy about repeating things in your app that are in your resume.

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby kiniru » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:06 pm

I assumed non-academic activities meant extracurriculars...? Anyone want to clear it up?

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby northwood » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:09 pm

i would put anything that makes you shine. were you in a club ( not a drinking one)? put it in, member of a society, put it here, hobbies, list them here, do anything fun, like a research or toastmaster ( practice public speaking) goes right here.

if it makes you shine, and you dont have a home for it on the app, put it here. i would consider it a catch all for all of the misc. good stuff about you

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby luckyme » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:31 pm

i'm putting "see resume"

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby ahduth » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:32 pm

I'm guessing sleeping and eating are pretty much assumed, right?

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby Gemini » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:34 pm

luckyme wrote:i'm putting "see resume"


I'm curious. Is it appropriate to do this?

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby 4for44 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:50 pm

Gemini Hopeful wrote:
luckyme wrote:i'm putting "see resume"


I'm curious. Is it appropriate to do this?


Make sure you put "missing sarcasm"

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Re: "Non-academic activites that have been important to you..."

Postby Ragged » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:35 pm

I put a mix of some of the more important things from resume and hobbies that add value but don't have a place on resume.

Thanks guy, for your input.




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