Live Essay Review

Recorded Sunday, November 1 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


Get your college essay reviewed live during Sunday's event.

Yesh Datar will review a select number of essays live during Sunday's stream. For each essay, he'll walk through how admissions officers would read the essay, then go paragraph by paragraph to offer suggestions for improvement.

To submit your essay for review, please use the following form.

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Undergrad College: Boston University '20

Major: Medical Science

Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Yesh and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
1:42@Leelisa20:Where do we submit the essays?
2:34@evelynnemerson:Is there any reason why my essay didn't get a chance to be reviewed?
14:06@Adedoyin22:What should we read to help us know how to write great personal essays (ex. Memoirs, accepted essays from books/online, articles, etc.) Thank you in advance!
15:23@Yellowfellow:For the "challenging my weaknesses" part I was referring to my weakness in sight reading, which I mentioned in the middle of the paragraph. Should I make the connection clearer?
43:50@marinagostosa:is it good to start writing with a quote from a movie or series and then relate it to your experience?
44:49@anonymous:Can you give any advice on why the boston u bs/md essay ? Are there any expereinces you've had that could share specific to the program.
48:52@anonymous:If my essay is about how analyzing a poem changed my perspective, should I include the poem? It’s only 16 words long and I don’t think it’s a very well known poem
49:31@Adedoyin22:If we are premed is it bad to not to apply to bsmd programs if they are available. I have an idea of which undergrad school I want to go to but not which led school I want to go to.
77:05@Yellowfellow:The second part of questions asks "specifically at Georgia Tech," so I thought the question was asking more about what attracts me to Georgia Tech.
78:04@Adedoyin22:Best advice for common application?
79:04@Adedoyin22:I meant the main essay that goes to all schools. Thank you!
82:37@Adedoyin22:Will there be more events like these this summer?


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