The Right Way to Pitch Yourself to a School

Find your inner voice and use it to tell colleges what they need to know about you.

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Killer Extracurrics.Show that you've chosen what you love. A passionate dedication to the cello or math trumps a long list of club memberships or hours of obligatory community service. Convey lessons. What drew you in, and what did you learn? Provide details. President of the poetry society? Say how many members the club has and what you do. Show commitment. How much work did you put into the newspaper or lacrosse team?

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