Live Essay Review

Recorded Wednesday, December 16 at 10:00 PM

The recording will load in a moment.

About this livestream


Get your college essay reviewed live during Wednesday's stream.

Yesh Datar will review a select number of essays live during Wednesday's event. 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

Your host

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.
27:50@Veee:What's the best way to reuse materials across college essays without being too risky about it?
30:05@anonymous:is this the 1st essay
30:12@goldenretriever1:Is there sample essays from admitted students we can have a look? Thanks!!
49:30@goldenretriever1:Do essay promos change that much year over year? Thank you :)
50:24@Veee:Do you have any tips on the Yale supplements in particular?
51:09@goldenretriever1:I'm interested in Wharton undergrad. R u familiar with their essays? Thanks and great job!
51:36@Jayvee:What do you think of doing alternate styles of writing for the common app? For instance, a mock interview or poetry, etc.?
53:32@Jayvee:What are the chances of my essay getting picked for review? Would I get notified if I was selected?
54:25@goldenretriever1:What are the skills sets/checklist for college essay writing? Thank you
56:49@Veee:When answering the "Why ___" essay, please could you give an example as to what kind of depth they're looking for? (e.g. do they want to see examples of clubs/initiatives specific to the college that you couldn't find very easily online? What if you haven't been able to go to the college in person?
58:54@anonymous:Can we write in different writing styles for supplements or should we stick to one for all essays?
59:44@ajnwakuche:If I include that I identify with a lot of minority groups but I feel overlooked in a lot of activism, do you think that is a good addition to answer the question? My essay was the last one you read for Yale.
61:12@Jayvee:Is it appropriate to talk about who inspires you and why, even though you are mostly talking about another person?


Spinning Your Web: A Guided Meditation

Open advising hours with Elias

How to get into Rice

Most recent recordings