4 years ago
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Is peer review on collegevine safe?

I am worried that if I post my essay it may show up as plagiarized on my apps. If the admissions office ran my essay through something like turnitin.com, it would show up as being on the site, right? Not to mention that other students on the site could easily pull from my essay.

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4 years ago

So someone asked this like a month ago but a few facts about peer review is the essay should only be applicable to you so even if it is somehow stolen it should be no use to the thief as otherwise it’s a bad essay. Students reviewing may steal a line or an idea but that’s okay as the main message should be about you and shouldn’t apply to other people. If you know 2 other people who your essay would be applicable to then you should rewrite it.

As for turnitin.com I heavily doubt it would show as how you would access the peer review system has it blocked for all non reviewers and I tested it and I googled the title for the essay that was available for review then followed by CollegeVine I just got Collegevines essay blog not the peer review essay so it should be 100% safe. If you’d like more assurance I’d email support@collegevine.com but they should repeat what I’ve said.

Hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!

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