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Is it okay to use dialogue in my college essay?

I want to include a conversation between my friend and me in my college essay to illustrate a point. Is it acceptable to use dialogue in my essay or should I avoid it altogether?

9 months ago

It's absolutely okay to use dialogue in your college essay, as long as it's relevant to the story you're trying to tell. Including a conversation between you and your friend can really help personalize your essay and make your point more effectively. Just make sure the dialogue is natural and flows well with the rest of your essay.

My own child included a brief dialogue in their essay, and it added a unique perspective that allowed the admissions officers to better understand who they were. Just keep in mind that when using dialogue, it's important not to overdo it. Use it sparingly and focus on showcasing your own thoughts and reflections as well.

Remember, the main goal of your essay is to provide insights into your personality, beliefs, and values. As long as the dialogue contributes to this purpose, it should be a fine addition to your essay. Good luck!

9 months ago

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