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11 months ago
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How can I say that I enjoy creating things without explaining everything I do?

I’m a high school senior and I’m currently writing my college essays and I’m stuck on the prompt, Describe a topic, idea, or experience that you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. What have you done to learn more or engage further in the topic, idea or experience? What resources do you use to learn more?”. I want to base this on the fact that I am a very creative person and I’m often making something new, whether it’s crocheting a sweater, making music, cooking a new recipe or making jewelry. However this all sounds to wordy and I’m not sure how to condense it without making it sound too bland. Is there anything I can write rather than listing everything out

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@EM11 months ago

Sorry but cooking, crocheting, and making jewellery are things people commonly do. I think putting all that would come across as bland because it's more common than creative. Then again with the few things you said you like doing, your essay may be filled with too many ideas.

@EM11 months ago

But talking about music alone may be good. How does music relate to your life? Why and when do you make music? Is it a stress reliever or a thing of interest? I think you should base your essay more on creating music and how it relates to you cause it's somewhat unique.

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11 months ago

Maybe focus on the things that you enjoy creating the most, or the things you create most often. Perhaps you could write about what got you into making things, or the first time you realized you enjoyed creating. Maybe you can write about how you’ve improved in your creations over the years or your favorite thing you created. No matter what, I would focus on just a few things you like to create, because listing a ton of stuff out can be uninteresting.

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11 months ago

Sorry but cooking, crocheting, and making jewelry are things people commonly do. I think putting all that would come across as bland because it's more common than creative. Then again with the few things you said you like doing, your essay may be filled with too many ideas. But talking about music alone may be good. How does music relate to your life? Why and when do you make music? Is it a stress reliever or a thing of interest? how do you feel when you make music? I think you should base your essay more on creating music and how it relates to you cause it's somewhat unique.

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