Live Essay Review

Recorded Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 PM

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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.

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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.
12:28@anonymous:like you said, you said we have to provide support when writing these essays like the common app prompt right? Providing support like explaining specifically.
28:48@anonymous:Should our essays like these "personal" prompts reveal the theme at the beginning of our writing like straight up and build upon it...or towards the end?
29:44@anonymous:if an essay is 250 words do you have to break it into paragraphs, even if its really short?
30:07@anonymous:like you said- what essays/what topic would be examples to use statistics in our essays? Knowing statistics put into our personal essays can help the reader more understand something, but you said the writer didn't necessarily need one?
31:24@diana_b:What apps can we use to fix grammar mistakes?
32:19@anonymous:Does the common app essays like the ones you read have a word limit?
38:29@anonymous:How should we introduce logic into this kind of essay prompt? Like the previous writer had?
54:37@anonymous:For a why major this essay, I've heard when you do choose, you choose 2-3? So when we do come to this essay prompt, we would write one we would strongly feel about?
55:37@anonymous:So with these essays, you would suggest writing in "our perspective" which would help the reader to understand in "our shoe POV" right? What are some other great ways to help achieve this crucial part for these prompts?
56:29@diana_b:Should the common app relate to your major ?
62:03@anonymous:Like you said when reviewing the previous essay, you said to explain the "why?" so when writing, we should state something, then reveal the why behind it? Could you explain a bit more about that
63:55@anonymous:Is the academic interest and why major the same?
64:13@diana_b:Do you do Live Essay Reviews weekly or what days specifically?


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