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Is there any way to get a professional from college vine to review my essay? Would I need Karma?

Also, will submitting my essay for review affect when I submit my essay to the common app because of the plagiarism ?

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a year ago

There are no paid professionals on here. If you want a professional that implies you are willing to pay for their service and yes you can easily find one to review your essay. Check the youtube channels, there are plenty of college students at elite schools that are doing that for $100-$500 an essay depending on what you are asking them to do. On CV, you pay 10 Karma for an essay review. Some of the reviewers are really top-notch others not so much so you might have to submit your essay 2-3 times to get some consistent feedback that is helpful. Most of the essays I've reviewed have a zero percent probability of being plagiarized since they are really not that good. I think 1 in 20 is a good essay like a 7 or 8 so you don't really have to worry about it. I certainly would never consider using any of the essays I've worked on for others. I'm just doing this as an EC for some service volunteering.

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a year ago

@CameronBameron is right with regard to how essay review works. CV does not have paid essay reviewers right now, though there are Essay Review livestreams and workshops upcoming that I would keep an eye out for.

With regard to plagiarism, whenever you post your writing on the internet in some form there's always a very small risk that someone will take it. But college essays are generally pretty unlikely to get plagiarized, because typically they're very personal narratives that another person cannot easily steal or make their own. And just submitting your essay to be reviewed (or having it edited by anyone, friend, acquaintance, professional, etc.), does not constitute plagiarism unless the person you give it to rewrites it for you. So as long as people are just making edits and giving you advice on what to revise, then you have virtually nothing to worry about.

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