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Should I ask for feedback on my college essay?

Hi everyone, I'm almost finished with my college essay, and I was wondering if I should ask for feedback from my teachers, friends, or family. I'm worried about getting too many opinions and losing my own voice in the process. What do you think? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great to hear that you're almost done with your college essay. Asking for feedback can be really helpful, but you're right to be concerned about losing your own voice. When my child went through the application process, we found a balance by limiting the number of people she asked for feedback.

Consider selecting just a few people whose opinions you trust and who know you well. It could be a mix of teachers, friends, or family, but try to keep the number manageable. Make sure to tell them that you want to keep your own voice, so they should focus on helping you improve clarity, grammar, and overall flow.

Remember, you don't have to incorporate every suggestion you receive. It's your essay, and ultimately, you should feel confident about the final product. Best of luck with your college application process!

9 months ago

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