Extracurricular, Volunteer, Community Service description?

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Poit

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Do you just describe what you did or do you include what you got out of the experience and how it has made you a more desirable candidate?

Here is one of my descriptions:

"I tutored an under-resourced high school junior for the ACT over the course of 8 weeks. We discussed strategy and went over practice problems in preparation for her April test."

That takes up 176/700 characters. What else do I include?

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DrEnderW

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Edit - I'll defer my opinion to what Goro said.

Straight from the horse's mouth is always better.
 
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Goro

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Keep it to a bare minimum. For example, just say "Tutoring and test prep".

Save the "What I got out of it" for your essays.


Do you just describe what you did or do you include what you got out of the experience and how it has made you a more desirable candidate?

Here is one of my descriptions:

"I tutored an under-resourced high school junior for the ACT over the course of 8 weeks. We discussed strategy and went over practice problems in preparation for her April test."

That takes up 176/700 characters. What else do I include?
 
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