Live Essay Review

Recorded Saturday, October 10 at 08:00 PM

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About this livestream


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

Yesh Datar will review a select number of essays live during Saturday'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.
21:45@Samad_Farhat:What words do you conceive should be utilized, explicitly for the prompt delineated concerning a challenge, setback, or failure?
22:50@emana:If I have a "sudden realization" in my essay, how can I fix it? In my case, it's a realization I had while presenting something in front of my class, so it was pretty quick rather than a gradual question.
23:38@Samad_Farhat:In other words, what words should be utilized in an essay that correlate to the notion of a challenge, setback, or failure?
38:31@anonymous:Would you possibly be able to review some other people's essays that you couldn't get to in this live stream?
39:42@anonymous:So how do you spread your word count across the main issues to address in the essay, namely the problem, effect and the lessons you learned
40:56@blue_crayon:I feel like a lot of essays are about culture/not fitting in because of your culture. How do you suggest making an essay like this more unique?
42:57@blue_crayon:What's your opinion on "be" verbs and contractions in essays? My English teacher said not to include them but a lot of successful essays I have seen have them.
57:58@awash123:I have noticed the hardest part about writing an essay is starting it and sticking to a topic. Do you have any advice for students struggling to stick to a topic?
78:47@anonymous:do you guys do supplemental essay reviews?
79:28@jdog:how many referrals do we need to be featured? If our essays have already been featured before, do I still have a chance of being reviewed?
80:11@anonymous:This is not completely realted but how can we make 100-word limit essays sound good?
81:02@Samad_Farhat:Thanks for hosting this meeting concerning the composition of essays for admissions into universities! I am assured each individual found each of your essays reviews to be profound yet inspirational! I look forward to further essay reviews held in future!
81:24@theopome7:Is it ideal to talk about extracurriculars in the common app essay and talk about them in supplemental essays too?
83:07@anonymous:when is the next time there will be a live essay review?


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