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Should I ask my English teacher to review my college essay?

Hi everyone! I'm thinking of asking my English teacher to review and critique my college essay. Do you think this is a good idea, or should I look for someone else to review it? I want to make sure I'm getting constructive feedback, but I don't want my essay to feel too 'academic.'

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're seeking feedback for your college essay. Asking your English teacher could be helpful since they're likely familiar with your writing style and could provide valuable input on grammar, style, and structure. At the same time, I can understand your concern about keeping your essay from sounding too academic.

I'd recommend seeking feedback from a few different people, including your English teacher, a close friend, and even a family member. Each person could bring a different perspective to your essay, helping to maintain a balance between an engaging, genuine voice and solid writing mechanics.

Remember that it's ultimately your essay, so you should take suggestions with a grain of salt and ensure that it still reflects who you are as a person. Good luck with your essay and your college applications!

9 months ago

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