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Is using dialogue in a college essay allowed?

Hello everyone, I'm writing my college essay and I was thinking of including some dialogue to make it more engaging. Is this a good idea or should I avoid using dialogue? I'd appreciate any thoughts or tips on this. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi there! Including dialogue in your college essay can be a great idea if it helps to showcase your personality, experiences, and writing skills. Just make sure it's relevant to the overall story or message you're trying to convey.

When used effectively, dialogue can make your essay more engaging and relatable. It can also help to break up long blocks of text and make your essay easier to read. However, don't overdo it or force it into your essay if it doesn't fit naturally.

My child used dialogue in their college essay, and it worked well for them. They were able to convey a meaningful conversation they had with a teacher that had a significant impact on their life. The use of dialogue in their essay made the story more vivid and memorable.

In summary, dialogue can be a valuable tool in your college essay if used appropriately. Good luck with your essay!

9 months ago

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