Live essay review with Priya

Recorded Wednesday, January 12 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


Join Priya for another installment of our Live Essay Review!

During this event (designed specifically for current high school students), Priya will select a few pieces of writing submitted by the audience to review LIVE on air. Any type of writing is welcome in this review — college and scholarship essays, papers for class, articles for your school’s newspaper, or even personal projects of your own.

For each piece, Priya will walk through what you’ve written, paying particular attention to any special review requests, and offer suggestions for improvement.

You can submit an essay for review to this form.

Your host

Undergrad College: University of California, Los Angeles '20

Major: Psychology

Work Experience: I have been working at CollegeVine for two years in various capacities, including mentoring students, editing hundreds of essays, and creating blog content. I have also interned in healthcare consulting.

My Admissions Story: I am extremely grateful for all the help I received as an applicant and want to pay it forward by demystifying the admissions process for others.

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 Priya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
1:19@Jann:I can see and hear you.
3:06@Jann:I sent an essay (summer research program at standford) about diversity. Are you planning to cover?
4:33@Jann:This is not
14:49@Jann:this is it
23:44@Jann:For standford, the prompt is "At Stanford, we are committed to increasing the diversity (broadly defined) of students in the sciences and engineering. Please describe how your interests and background (in terms of culture, class, race, gender, ethnicity, work, hardships that you’ve faced or life experiences) would contribute to that diversity." I submitted yesterday.
23:49@Rebeccam:Hello, I submitted my eassy early. Hopefully you can read it today.
23:52@Rebeccam:I hope I'm next!
23:58@Rebeccam:hurry up please, theirs alot of other essays!
24:07@Rebeccam:My essay is about transfer highschool, I'm not a good/gifted writer, so sorry in advance if its bad
24:23@Sanyar:Hello Priya, I hope you can review the essay on Georgia Tech afterwards.
24:26@Sanyar:I hope u can also review the one titled "Personal Statement"
30:11@Rebeccam:yes, im so sorry if its bad, I'm not a very good writer
33:19@Rebeccam:thank you
34:06@Antibroccoli:Hey😁 if u can I would appreciate it if you read my Essay if you have time. It starts with what if Walls could speak and the prompt is "Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design" thank you.
34:09@hihowareya:Bank of america one
35:01@Jann:thank you!
41:55@Sanyar:Thanks for the insightful review Priya
52:42@hihowareya:Thank you! It was super helpful!


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