Universities want to have a student body filled with students who have special qualities and abilities.
These qualities and abilities can either be related strictly to academics or outside the classroom.
They also want applicants who seem like they have lots of potential, a lot of upside.
If this sounds like you, great, but if you are having problems developing a resume that shows how incredible and special you are, you may have to score points in other areas.
Look at a typical university. What do they have?
They have multiple sports teams, choirs, marching bands and other organizations that the school is very proud of. And all of these organizations need kids to fill the positions in these organizations.
If you can demonstrate that you are someone who can successfully participate in one of these groups, you may be able to differentiate your application from some of the other ones they receive.