Live Essay Review

Recorded Wednesday, September 16 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


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

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.

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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.
32:09@anonymous:Is it better to have this Novel like approach to writing this essay, or a more common descriptive (instead of narrative)?
33:05@natalka:(kind of unrelated to the last essay) should the common app essay only be focused on one individual event, or is it ok to talk about three separate instances/topics that have a common theme?
47:40@anonymous:For the common app Covid-19 essay, who should and shouldn't be submitting an essay? I didn't have a family member die, or have anything terrible happen to me, but I was impacted.
63:15@anonymous:Off that, what advice would you give in getting the most out of college fairs and information sessions?
67:55@vanessaalvarenga:Do you know about Stony Brook University? If so, do you have tips on essays or anything college app related?
70:07@natalka:what mistakes do you most often see people make on the common app essay?
71:58@anonymous:How should I approach double majoring in my essays? Should I focus on the major that I'm most likely going to be admitted for?


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