So I’m a junior in college (I realize I still have time to think about this), but it’s been on my mind- is ‘episode author’ the kind of thing I might put on my college applications? I’ve won a creators contest, I have a decent number of reads, and it definitely reflects my interests, but I do recognize that episode has some negative connotations to it and colleges might not think this would be reflective of my abilities. Any thoughts? Any authors who have recently applied to colleges?
I’d say put it, because colleges/employers want to know how you are as a person. putting that you’re an episode author/writer will give them an idea of what you like and what you can do.
but that’s just my opinion, bc imma do that for my transfers
Ok thanks!! I’ll keep that in mind
Honestly I would be a bit careful with that. I love the app, but it doesn’t have the most highly esteemed reputation among writers. I think it gets put together with fan fiction in that category of “silly teen nonsense” (not my opinion. I think wonderful and amazing fiction can be found on some of these sites). Maybe find a way to phrase it as a creative writing opportunity? Half the challenge of applications are just finding ways to advertise yourself with the right language.
Rereading my post a bit I want to clarify. Talk about yourself as someone who is interested in creative writing and who has garnered a decent following on a writing platform in addition to having won contests on said platform. Colleges will rarely ask for details about your applications, but if it comes up then you can talk about episode and the experiences you’ve had here.
If you won a creator’s contest I’d definitely put that on an application. That’s a pretty big deal to be publicly recognised for your work. And it gives them an idea of how you spend your free time. Colleges typically value well rounded students with multiple interests
But with the stereotypes surrounding the episode app I can understand why you’d be hesitant
I haven’t done this personally, since I’m not really serious about writing at all, it’s just something I do when I’m bored and it also has very little to do with my area of study. But if I were to take it more seriously in the future I probably would mention it on my next college application when I transfer. But that’s just me.
You don’t need to mention the name of the app. You can just write “published works on interactive platform that utilizes its own form of donacode”
You can say “Published multiple written works on an interactive storytelling platform which utilizes its own form of donacode. Participated and won writing contests held on the platform. This is has helped me improve my visual and storytelling skills as well as have a grasp on understanding of coding”
That’s great!! Thank you!
This is a great way of saying it!
If you have a good amount of reads and are active on social media, you can always put that you have gain social media knowledge and are aware of how to engage with others as well as building up your followers base! When you think about being a writer on episode, it’s not just writing, but it’s a lot of promotion and marketing skills involved! Colleges AND jobs want to see people who stand out and I’d say it definitely does!
Thank you so much!! I’ll definitely take that into consideration
Truly I would be somewhat cautious with that. I love the application, however it doesn’t have the most exceptionally regarded notoriety among journalists. I think it gets assembled with fan fiction in that class of “senseless adolescent garbage” (not my assessment. I figure brilliant and stunning fiction can be found on a portion of these locales).
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