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• 07/28/2020 at 08:42PM

Do reading and working out count as extracurricular activities?
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I go to the gym several times a week and read every day. Does that count as an extracurricular activity?

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• 07/28/2020 at 09:09PM

no - that’s a hobby. unless you can turn it into something that has substance, like a blog/book club/podcast etc, it doesn’t count as an EC.

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@majo07/28/2020 at 09:11PM

Thanks!!

@crsgo042207/28/2020 at 09:13PM

of course! however, some “untraditional” activities like babysitting, having a job, mentoring, etc DO count as ECs so if you do those you can count them

@DebaterMAX07/28/2020 at 09:17PM

I second crsgo answer

@adri07/29/2020 at 03:56PM

Would something like family responsibilities count?

@crsgo042207/29/2020 at 04:34PM

if it’s something like taking care of siblings/acting as a step-in parent, earning income for the family, working at a family restaurant, etc. then yes

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• 07/30/2020 at 04:31AM

Going to the gym is a very admirable thing, but it cannot be an extracurricular activity. You need to quantify the activity. Do you compete? Have you reached a milestone or earned an achievement? Those would show that you're not just there walking on the treadmill.

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