I am writing supplementary applications for universities and they are asking for extracurricular activities I have done as well as a description for each. In the description, I am talking about why I decided to join or participate in the activity. I would like to highlight the fact that the decision to join the activities was my choice and not anyone else pressuring me. The problem is that "I chose this club because..." I becoming overused. Is there another way I can phrase it?

  • What made me to get into this..; The reason I got into it is/was.... and there could be many.
    – Maulik V
    Jan 21, 2014 at 4:58

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there are multiple ways to do this. Rearranging the words to make it less obvious such as:

I participate in [activity] this was my choice because [reason(s)]

I also enjoy [activity] and [reason(s)] is/are why I do it

another way would be to eliminate the 'i chose this because' part, such as:

One activity I am a part of is [activity]. [reason(s)] made me think it would be a good choice for me.


I am a part of many extracurricular activities, including but not limited to Swim Team, Boy Scouts of America, and Church small group. I entered BSA(Boy Scouts of America) because I am a hard worker and thought it would be fun to go camping every month. My troop has a high level of control by the scouts, while the adult leaders don't do very much. I like this high level of control because I get to make more decisions, such as what we will eat at the next camp-out, or where we will go. I earned my Eagle award last year, and had a blast doing so. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you will consider me. from: Steve Lastname

although, that might not be the same level of professionalism you're looking for.

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