Activity - School Publication

Essay Prompt

Amelia Klitenic

If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your Common Application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (Required for all applicants. Approximately 100 words)

Sample Essay

I would continue working for my school publication because the experience has led to my development as a writer, leader, and contributor to my school. Upon joining the staff as a freshman, I was equipped with a bank of article topics, and through the advice of the upperclassmen editors, I learned how to translate my thoughts into words standing on a page. As an editor, I have now discovered how to mentor and offer guidance to the younger writers. Most importantly, I love the excitement of sharing my passions with my community and being an active participant in campus life.

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