5 Ways to Make Your Activities List Awesome

You only get 150 characters to list an activity on your college app: how do you make the most of them? Like this:

1. To fit in more info: use lists, don’t use complete sentences, cut extra words.

Instead of: I raised money to donate to a school in Ghana in Africa by selling t-shirts and bracelets.
Try: Arranged advertising events, organized fundraisers, and gave presentations at school meetings.

2. Use active verbs to explain what you actually did–and list your tasks.

So instead of: I worked at a clinic doing different things.
Try: Organized patient diagnosis notes, sterilized tools for surgeries, assisted with x-ray analysis.

See how that makes it sound like you actually were involved?

3. Use the present tense if it’s something you still do.

Instead of: I helped tour visitors around the campus and presented some information on school history and student life.
Try: I give campus tours, providing info on school history, student activities, boarding life.



4. Aim for variety in your list, making sure your verbs aren’t redundant.

Instead of: Instructing, helping, teaching children tennis (how are these three different?)
Try: Instructing in proper technique, while imparting lessons in sportsmanship, health and integrity.

5. State role and organization name in top box, so you don’t waste characters in the lower, 160 character box.

Instead of:
(top box) School newspaper
(description box) I am the editor for the school newspaper (Don’t repeat words!)

Try:
(top box) Editor of International Column, School Newspaper
(description box) Responsible for brainstorming, revising, and supervising articles by other writers for my column.

Q: Hey, what about the UC application activities list?

A: You get 30 characters for the title and 160 characters for the description. Use them (just as) wisely.

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Written by Ethan Sawyer – Ethan is a writer, teacher, speakercollege essay specialist, and voice actor. He has worked at Elite since 2003 is also the coordinator for the Elite Community Scholars Program, a program very close to his heart. You can email him at ethan.sawyer@eliteprep.com.

(via the Elite Prep Blog)

Lemon Tree Film League - Student Activities!

LemonTree青少年电影联盟现火热招新!

            LemonTree电影联盟(LemonTree film league)于2014年6月刚刚成立,旨在为青少年群体(中学生、大学生)提供一个影视制作相关的体验,学习,交流平台。同时建立众多中学微电影社团、微电影组织的全国网络,定期举行活动。联盟由一个10人组成的核心团队组织策划。我们的网址是“lemontreefilm-china.com”, 微信公众账号是:lemontreefilm。

       

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现在联盟共有七大运营项目,具体内容详见网站。

影视创作类有:

    •       新手体验电影(夏令营)

    •       精英联合电影制作 (夏令营)

电影学习类有:

    •       影视讲座

    •       电影学习室

    •       想法启迪室

同时即将于明年启动的项目有:

    •       ‘天际电影节’

    •       原创乐队

我们现在正在招募:

1.管理部门成员:  如果你是微电影组织、学校的影视类社团中的一员,欢迎加入管理部门,让你所在的社团与我们进行资源共享,为以后的活动搭建平台。

2.技术部门成员:如果你有过Html语言的网站编程经验,影视剪辑经验、或是你会熟练使用摄像机,请加入技术部!

3.编辑部门成员:有艺术天赋,有文采,喜爱写作,那么这里一定是你施展拳脚的天地,我们有:活动编辑,策划书编辑,专题编辑。

4.外联部门成员:如果你善于和别人打交道,请加入外联部,主要进行活动场地的联络等工作。

5.活动部门成员:能熟练操作照相机?你可以成为活动纪录者;有一副好口才?你可以当一名主持人。

请发送邮件到lemontreefilm@163.com 。  简单介绍自己,写明想加入的部门以及自己所擅长的领域。 当我们组织活动时,核心团队将会在每个部门选取成员组成临时小组进行活动策划,运营,宣传等具体工作。

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