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How should I present my history classes on my college app for maximum impact?

Hey all! Considering I've taken several history classes, some honors, some AP, how should I leverage this in my college app? I'm thinking about a political science major, so would a focus on history classes make sense? How can I make this aspect of my academics pop?

7 months ago

Absolutely, you're on the right track by linking your history classes with your intended political science major—it shows a strong foundation for your future studies. To make your academic passion for history stand out, consider providing context that demonstrates not only your proficiency in the subject but also how it has shaped your perspective and understanding of political science. If you tackled any extensive projects, particularly in your AP classes, make sure to highlight these and discuss them in terms of skills learned and insights gained. Additionally, you can weave this narrative into your personal statement by telling a compelling story about a historical event or figure that inspired your interest in political science. Remember, admissions officers are looking for depth of engagement, so it's not just the classes you've taken but what you've done with that knowledge that counts.

7 months ago

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