Yesterday I watched a documentary about a Tai Chi master who taught in a public park in China. People said that they had to go to him at 6.30 every morning for three years before he deemed them serious and agreed to teach them. This anecdote could be used as an illustration of “Commitment” – another college admission criterion.

Most students are preoccupied with adding more and more items to their resumes. What they don’t know is the fact that colleges are not interested in serial club joiners. They are looking for people who can show dedication.

One of the signs of commitment is how much time you have invested in an activity. That is measured by the number of hours you dedicate every week  and also by the number of years.

The quality of your involvement with 1 activity is much more important than the number of activities.


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