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Should I include this in my supplemental essay?

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I can read tarot, and I couldn’t decide whether I should use it for my supplemental essays to show the admission officers a new aspect of me. Can you help me? Thank you!!!

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So first of does reading tarot make up a large part of your profile and is it very important to you. Has it shaped a large aspect of your life and influenced your character. Simply being able to read tarot does not seem like an impressive activity on its own. However, if you have done a lot with it and it is really make you who you are, then you could write about it. Colleges don't care what you do, but instead they care about the impact you've made with you activities. So just being able to read tarot without having made a strong impact with it won't help you much in an essay. And remember that your response should be relevant to the prompt. I don't know what the prompt I'd but for many supplement essays I don't see how you could work tarot reading into it if it's only a skill rather than an extracurricular.

I agree with this answer but I'd like to specify that the impact can be on the way you see/interact with the world.
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hi! i think to better answer this question we would need more insight into what the prompt is. i wouldn't think there is any HARM in making this the theme of an essay as long as it is worked into the essay in a way that answers the prompt. you'd want to make sure to creatively integrate it and make the readers know how important it is to you and maybe what you've learned from it. good luck!!!!!

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First off, I have to say, the fact that you can read tarot is so cool! I have no idea how it works but it seems so nice.

Anyways, it might be a good idea to include it in your supplemental essay. However, some people don't believe in it, and colleges might think you are not taking the application process seriously. Due to that, don't make it the main point of your supplemental essay, make it a smaller detail when describing yourself. Then you can talk a little more about it, and how it has helped you in your life.

I hope this helps!

I disagree with this. Colleges don't care what you do but what you do with it. They won't penalize you if they don't believe in tarot. They will however penalize you if you haven't done much with it and it doesn't have substantial impact on your life.