Originally Posted by HybridCore
There's nothing around here to do for college. XD
*sigh* I have nothing to dislike about the M1 except the fact that it can't house most standard thickness 240mm radiators and only slim ones instead. Not very happy about that.
Don't do too much of one thing is my recommendation.
Being a great community dude is great, but for College, unless you have a massive and leading heart to spearhead some heartwarming cause. It is almost always greater - for College applications - to be involved in many, and more things. TIME YOU SPENT on it NEVER matters. It's seriously the quantity. And the names of the organization. If the name doesn't immediately melt your heart at how awesome and good it is for the community, skip it. Volunteer your time (80 required hours) at a multitude of different non-profit places OF WHICH the name can easilly discern what it is. Ain't no College application reader gonna care to find out WTF anything is that doesn't matter.
However, another alternative, as I earlier said, is to spearhead a leading cause thingy. Nature preservation, cancer walks, fund raising societies etc work, but you NEED to be spearheading them to mean anything. Otherwise, follow the guide ABOVE, and use quantity.
Next, get in the newspaper. Seriously, just write to the newspaper once every month about something you did, and you will probably get an article about you. Panthers go featured in his local newspaper after he told them he built his own computer.
Our AP classes sometimes has 'mini' competitions that aren't real competitions. Mainly 'meets' and learning center trips that you can call a competition or cooperative conservatory effort on your College Application Resume. And often times, a club or AP based club will happilly take a nerd to fill an empty spot they need for a competition. Forgot completely what they were, but I was asked a few times to be in for some science competitions as spots were needed. They are a days thing, and all you need to do is compete.
Take APs, do those, don't care for SCHIT about any other class and maintain that 4.0 GPA. If it ain't A.P, it doesn't matter. Just take crap or easy classes to keep a 4.0 or somehow to boost y ou. Nothing seriously else matters.
Top Colleges only want a set amount of people from a specific region. Find out what Colleges your peers are going for. And try to beat them. It sounds bad, but you won't know them in 5 months once school ends.
And go visit the Colleges beginning end of Sophomore year
#tips I wish I knew