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Can I use dialogue in my college essay?

I'm writing my college essay and I want to include a conversation I had with someone that's relevant to my topic. Is it acceptable to use dialogue in a college essay or is it considered unprofessional?

10 months ago

Absolutely! Including dialogue in your college essay can be a great way to showcase your storytelling abilities and make your essay more engaging. Just make sure that the conversation you include is relevant to your overall message and doesn't distract from the main point you're trying to make.

When using dialogue, it's important to format it correctly and maintain a balance between dialogue and narrative. Too much dialogue might make your essay seem more like a script, while too little might not have the desired impact. One example could be using a meaningful conversation you had with a mentor that inspired you to pursue your passions.

Remember, a well-crafted college essay should reflect your authentic voice and experiences, so if dialogue helps you tell your story more effectively, go for it! Just keep in mind that the essay should still be professional and focused on your personal growth and development.

10 months ago

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