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• 07/30/2020 at 06:46AM •
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What do the percentages on essay reviews indicate? How does that work?
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I imputed a UC essay twice to ensure a good review and first was told that the first reviewer put it in the top 8% while the second put it in the bottom 25%. What do these percentages mean? How should I view them? Are they comparative to other essays or are they representative of something else?

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• 07/30/2020 at 12:39PM

top 8% = better than 92% of other reviewed essays

bottom 25% = better than 25% of other reviewed essays

i wouldn’t try to worry so much about the percentages since they’re so different; as long as you get a couple expert opinions on whether your essay is good or not and you feel like it’s ready to submit, then you’ve done a good job :)

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