Time preparing for activities added into work/activities hour count?

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Hi, all. When filling out the work/activities section, do we include undocumented time spent working on that project/activity? For example, I was the leader of an outreach program and would spend hours each week putting together materials for the time we spent at the program and practicing with coworkers. Would I include this time, even though it can't be verified? Thanks so much for any light you are able to shed on this topic.
 
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Hi, all. When filling out the work/activities section, do we include undocumented time spent working on that project/activity? For example, I was the leader of an outreach program and would spend hours each week putting together materials for the time we spent at the program and practicing with coworkers. Would I include this time, even though it can't be verified? Thanks so much for any light you are able to shed on this topic.
Whoever is in charge of the program should know how much time is spent on preparation.
 

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If the time can't be verified, you are taking a chance by including it. You might claim the hours you put in and then add something to the explanation regarding the number of hours of prep that were required for each hour of activity.

I must slightly disagree with the esteemed Madam Speaker @LizzyM . Spending time on preparing for a volunteer event is as much a part of the volunteer event itself. I would, as she suggests, be transparent in the description by explaining how the total hours were split up. I would be less concerned about verification as the less "formal" or "important" an activity is, the less formal or important the verification becomes. For example, if someone notes 3000 hours of research or 2000 hours in a clinical job without LOR, that would be something to absolutely verify. But if I get 100-200 hours of volunteer at a hospital two years prior and when I call up and they say "we dont keep records" or "that supervisor left a year ago" if they tell me they have premed students from the nearby college who volunteer here, that is reasonable to me.

Also, I must point out, verification usually does not happen until after you have taken up an offer of acceptance but prior to matriculation as part of due diligence on every incoming applicant.

And now Madam Speaker, I yield the floor back
 
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Not one that keeps track of our hours, just one who is "technically" our representative who we go to for advice. She doesn't know what hours we put in preparing as they are pretty unstructured and my team works it out with our schedule ourselves.
I don't think any faculty advisor keeps track of hours. If you are doubtful about them vouching for your hours, please check with them.
 
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