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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Insight on Prompt Essay Coaching?

Hi there! I'm looking into getting some coaching specifically for my prompt essay. Has anyone here had experience with prompt essay coaching, and could you share your thoughts or recommendations? Did it help you in the admissions process? Any input is appreciated!

7 months ago

Hi! Getting some guidance on your college essay can definitely be helpful to refine your writing and make sure your essay stands out in the admissions process. While I haven't personally used prompt essay coaching services, I could share some general advice on what to look for when seeking assistance.

First, ensure that the person coaching you has a background in college admissions or writing, as they'll have the expertise needed to help you craft an effective essay. Reading reviews or asking for testimonials from past clients can also provide insight into their success.

Second, it's essential that the coaching service helps you polish your own ideas instead of imposing their own. You want your essay to showcase your genuine voice and personality. A good coach will guide you through the brainstorming and revision process, offering constructive feedback and helping you express your ideas more effectively without rewriting it completely.

Keep in mind that while coaching can be beneficial, your success ultimately comes from the effort you put into the process. It's important to start early, be open to feedback, and diligently work on your essay to make it the best representation of yourself.

Lastly, be sure to consider your budget, as coaching services can vary in price. There are various resources available, like CollegeVine, where you can get free feedback on your essays from peers or experts. Explore your options and determine what best suits your needs.

Good luck with your essay and the admissions process!

7 months ago

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