I started A-levels and I got 4Cs 4Bs 4As and 1 A* in GCSE, and i've taken 4 a levels (Applied Business, Economics, History and Physics).
Teachers and students are seeming to make a big deal out of "extra-curricular activities". These are typically sports-based achievements, playing a musical instrument or being a prefect (which is standing in a doorway and pissing Year 7s off for no reason).
My question is: Why do universities care so much about sports, but not gaming?
I have read a few threads about extra-curricular activities, and it appears to me that universities are only interested to see what sort of person you are, and what you do in your spare time (in short- to see if you have a life).
I personally don't do competitive gaming, but isn't playing CoD in GB also being part of a team (like sports)? It takes skill and determination. I like to play games to set myself goals and achieve them while having fun doing it. What is there to say that trying to become a better football player is more than that of having the commitment and passion for achievement-bashing on particularly hard tasks that you know you can do if you set your mind to it?
Gaming is a sport in South Korea. If playing a guitar or being a rugby player is about self-improvement and achievement, why can't universities accept gaming as an extra-curricular activity?
Let's face it- although gaming isn't "socially acceptable", I would be willing to take a safe bet that over 60% of male (although a lot of girls are playing games now too) play video games. And yet gamers have to hide their passion because it makes them sound nerdy.
Sorry for the extremely long post, but I wanted to make sure I was thorough with this issue that's been bugging me.
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Extra-curricular activities... watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-09-2010 23:09
- PS Reviewer
- 26-09-2010 23:25
You only write about extra-curricular in your PS, and should then only spend 30% of the space on it. That isn't much. If you can talk about gaming and the skills it teaches you, go for it. But most people say "I like gaming and socialising with friends and reading and getting drunk" which adds nothing.