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How do I write about an unusual hobby in my college essay?

Hey there! I'm a junior and I have a unique hobby that I think could make for an interesting college essay. However, I'm not sure how to write about it in a way that will be engaging and showcase my personality. Any tips or advice? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hi! It's great to hear that you have a unique hobby you'd like to showcase in your college essay. I've helped my own child through the college application process, and I can share a few tips on how to write about your unusual hobby in a way that will be engaging and help admissions officers get to know you better. First, start with a strong opening that grabs the reader's attention. You could begin with an interesting anecdote or moment from your experience with this hobby. Next, show (don't tell) the reader how your hobby has shaped you as a person. Use descriptive language and vivid details to help the reader understand the impact it has had on your life. Be sure to connect your hobby to other aspects of your life, such as your values, goals, or relationships with others. This will help demonstrate how your unique interest is an integral part of who you are. Lastly, be genuine and let your personality shine through. Admissions officers want to get to know the real you, so don't be afraid to show your passion and enthusiasm for your hobby. Best of luck with your essay, and I hope this advice helps!

10 months ago

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