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Brag Sheet Template
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When developing your brag sheet, feel free to use the template below. And listen: If you don’t have a very good idea of what you want to major in or do with the 50 years of your life upon graduation, take that part out. There are many ways that wind can blow once you start taking your classes. You may find you have a passion for things you never even dreamed of.

So remember: A template is a starting point.

Name

Address

Phone

Home

Cell

Parent (1)

Parent (2)

What are you considering as your major in college and why?

What experience do you have which will prepare you for that major?

Choose two or more questions below and answer  them thoroughly to give your teachers and counselor some ideas of what to include in your letter of recommendation:

1. What might your teachers say is your greatest strength as a person? As a student?

2. What sets you apart as an individual?

3. If your best friend were asked to describe you, what would he/she say?

4. Discuss an event in your life that has had a significant impact on you, your life, your academics.

Volunteering

Schools Years

Hours/Weeks

Positions/Responsibilities

Leadership

School Years

Hours/Weeks

Positions/Responsibilities

Arts & Music

School Years

Hours/Weeks

Description

Clubs

School Years

Hours/Weeks

Positions/Responsibilities

Cultural Experiences

School Years

Dates

Description

Community Service

School Years

Hours/Weeks

Positions/Responsibilities

Employment

School Years

Hours/Weeks

Positions/Responsibilities

Honors & Awards

School Years

Description

Yes, that is a LOT of information for a teacher or college admissions board to take in. And they are busy, busy people. Keep it clear and concise. Use bullet points instead of long-winded paragraphs extolling your every virtue and examining your every thought, it should read nice and straightforward. Readers can scan it and hey, it may be one of the first to be completed since it was so delightful to look at…

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