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Should I have multiple people review my college essay?

I'm getting ready to have some people review my college essay, but I'm not sure how many opinions I should get. Would you recommend having multiple people, like teachers, friends, and family, review it, or just focusing on the opinion of one or two trusted people? Thank you!

9 months ago

It's a great idea to have multiple people review your college essay, as different reviewers can offer diverse perspectives, and this can ultimately strengthen your essay. Including teachers, friends, and family members in this process can cover various aspects of your essay: grammar, content, and the overall impact.

However, it's important not to let too many opinions cloud your own judgment. Remember, this is your story and your essay, so while you should consider and appreciate the feedback, make the final decision on incorporating the suggestions. Stick to a handful of trusted reviewers and take their advice under consideration.

Additionally, I highly recommend reading CollegeVine's blog post on how to approach the college essay editing process. It will provide valuable insights on collecting feedback, filtering suggestions, and perfecting your essay. Here's the link: https://blog.collegevine.com/11-tips-for-proofreading-and-editing-your-college-essay/Good luck with your essay!

9 months ago

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