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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?