How I Got Into Houghton
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I'm back with another video about how I got into ho in Esso when I was in high school. Some things I was a part of was the volleyball team. Now I wasn't doing that specifically for Ho in or anything, but I did want to be a part of volleyball team at home. So obviously that was kind of unnecessary extracurricular that I needed to be a part of other extracurricular activities that I was being a part of. For the sake of getting into Owen was National Honor Society or just community service in general. So getting contact with different ministries or just help around the community for to get ours toe look good, okay? And then also being a part of a P classes. So make sure to be doing a lot of things like that that look good. Yes, you might not want to do it, but it's not about your wants. What colleges air typically looking for is your genuineness. My comment up s a prompt was to discuss an accomplishment, event or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. So I talked personally about experience in volleyball when I was chosen as one of the starters for a really important game, and that was really changing moment for me as an athlete. They're looking for people who are genuine and who are trying to grow and trying to learn, because that's what college is all about on DSO. When you're writing your essay, try to make it as personal as possible and have them get to know you, and that goes for the same of writing your testimony. Just be honest and genuine in your response, and that's what they're looking for. They're looking for someone who has potential and who wants to grow. So don't try to fluff it up and make you seem like a really amazing person because you're probably not. You're probably an awful person, but just right honestly, and it'll get you far test prep. I am a terrible test taker, so if you are like me basically what you're gonna have to do a study. Even though you don't want Thio and it doesn't really help. There's only so much you can do for S A T s and a C. T s. And I probably didn't do as much as I could have, but my brain attention span is at a low. So I tried to just study every day like s a T vocab words and I tried to practice the essays, but there's really only so much you can dio get familiar with how the s a t works and do your best. Well, uh, what I would tell my younger self to not freak out. I definitely cried when I got my scores back because I was worried that I wasn't gonna get in. I would say Don't worry so much because the things you're doing for extracurricular, the things you're doing academically, like if you're academically okay, like in school. It's just like if you don't do so well in S a T. It's not everything. Um, so chillax not don't study, but don't put everything into that like it's Okay, you're gonna be fine. I would try to be a part of as many extracurricular activities that you can or that you want to. Not that you shouldn't be doing things that you hate, but at the same time, if you know that for example, community service looks good, I would really get on that and try to get as many hours as possible because, especially for Christian colleges, that looks really good. If you're serving your community because they kind of expect that from you here to serve your community and to be a generally good person. Um, but also to focus academically, if you're not doing well academically and you know you're not gonna do well the S a. T s. That's not gonna do well for you. So really work hard on getting those days A's and B's just work hard, um, in classes, even though I know senioritis can hit. You really dio andan Also, Thirdly don't stress out so much about S A. T s and a CTS. Yes, study for them as much as you can, but they don't ultimately decide whether you get in or not into college. This is the end of the video, and I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you'll follow me along for my next video. I haven't figured out what I'm doing yet, but it will be awesome.