To Paraphrase a Supreme Court Justice

Students sometimes feel compelled to fill out every line provided in the application for extracurricular involvements.  Sometimes this leads students to submit resumes with questionable activities.  I paraphrase a supreme court justice when I say that I cannot define an extracurricular activity but I know one when I see one.  On-line gaming, free reading, travel…these are not extracurricular activities.  I do appreciate the stretches students make in completing the application.  Sometimes resumes can give me a much needed chuckle after a long day of reading files but such stretches do not make the applicant more competitive.

– Wendy Livingston

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