Be a DG Star: Gloria's Tips!

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Hi, girls! It’s Gloria again! I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the February/March issue! I had such a blast working on it with the DG staff! One of my jobs as a DG intern is to read all of your questionnaires, and I’ve read hundreds. I even helped choose the Nevada Discovery Girls! What do we look for in the DG questionnaires, and how can you make yours stand out? Read on, because I have tips! Tip #1

Tip #1: Be Creative!

Why? Because it will set your questionnaire apart! Questionnaires that are presented in a cute, unique way stand out! One Discovery Girl made a scrapbook as her questionnaire, and pasted her answers on each page. Another drew illustrations to help explain her answers. One girl even used Photoshop to make her own Discovery Girls cover! If you put a lot of effort into your questionnaire and make it look different, we will definitely notice! Tip #2

Tip #2: We Want Details, Details, Details!

Read the questions carefully, and then explain--with details--what you mean when you answer. Providing examples definitely help. For instance, if you write that your grandmother inspired you, let us know why. What did she do in her life, and what special times did you spend--or have you spent--together? Your dream is to become a pediatrician someday? Why did you choose that profession? You play five sports? What have you learned about yourself and your teammates by playing each sport, and are there ever days when you feel discouraged (or inspired)? Putting thought into your responses helps us to get to know the real you. So don’t be shy about writing down all of your thoughts and dreams! It will only help! Tip #3

Tip #3: Include a Photo and a Parent’s Signature!

Remember to send a recent photo of yourself and have your questionnaire signed by a parent! We’ve had so many girls send in great questionnaires that didn’t come with a photo or a parent’s signature. Without both your picture and your parent’s signature, we can’t consider you to be a Discovery Girl, no matter how well you’ve answered the questions! So don’t forget to include the photo and the signature!

Some Bonus Tips…

Tell us about your embarrassing moments and Worst Day stories! Not only do these stories give you another chance to be in the magazine, they also give us more opportunities to get to know the amazing person that you are! The more you have to say, the better!

And Remember…

We read every questionnaire that we receive, so keep them coming girls! Start writing one by downloading it here. I know all of you girls will send in amazing questionnaires after reading my tips, so get started! Next stop is Tennessee! Do you want to know anything else about becoming a Discovery Girl? Ask questions as comments to this post! I can’t wait to start reading all of your great questionnaires! Gloria