I think it does not matter, unless you copy a essay from this site. Because, most of people are upload their own work. The other people are only commented about mechanics, structure style, and overall comments. I think that it is not illegal way to get into the college.
yes, but i have used this site along with an English teacher at my high school and have gotten accepted to every single college I had applied to. But many other things are taken account including your cumulative high school GPA, criminal record, SAT and ACT scores, your essays, and teacher recommendation letters.
But many other things are taken account including your cumulative high school GPA, criminal record, SAT and ACT scores, your essays, and teacher recommendation letters.
Damn, I knew I was missing something... my GPA is good, SATs are good, essays strong, and I have lots of extra curriculars, but my criminal record is next to nothing... I need to beef it up if I want to get into a good school!
I personally love this site. I was before i found this site having some trouble with my essays but after i recieved some help from my fellow members i wrote some awesome essays. I was accepted into 2 of my 7 colleges, the rest have still not replied. I am accepted into Michigan State and University of Michigan. Thank you very much for making this forum and thank you to the members who gave me suggestions for my essays.
I just joined this site and posted my first thread. By reading the responses people have given to essays I can see this website is has very positive results. Great idea to get input from many different points of view. Love the site.
To be honest, I'm feeling neutral on how beneficial this site has been for my writing. Actually some of the responses I've gotten on my essays have been plain wrong (grammar, punctuation, etc...) which goes to show that just because someone gives you feedback that doesn't always mean it's correct. Also, it's your essay and only you can determine whether the edits are worth using or not as you are the one who will either suffer or strengthen your essay. However, I think for many people this site can be extremely beneficial, especially for non-fluent English speakers. I also really enjoy the editing process and helping others, which is why I'm here!
Also, I applied to two graduate schools and got into both. Congrats to those who have been accepted, and good luck to those still waiting!
Alvinus, please give us some feedback on how we can be less "spicy" as you say. We'd love to hear why you feel this way and what could help make things better. I'm sure those at info@EssayForum.com would be glad to have your feedback.
I know sometimes I tend to rush right into critiques and editing instead of saying hi. I know getting feedback can be intimidating, but hopefully we are acting as a community of people here to help each other. Also, always remember, anything posted about your essay is one person's opinion and may not be right for you, your essay, or even correct!
Hi Alvius, I think that you've misinterpreted our feedback. Somehow "spicy" feedback means that we are really care about your essay, we hope that you can gain some improvements, we hope that our feedback would be helpful. The reason why did we rarely praise someone's essay in this forum is that to make them actively participate in this forum. I can see it is so unfortunate that only few people who constantly practice or give their feedback towards other members' essays. For me, mentioning weaknesses and give solutions are the best approach to them because they will feel that they STILL need improvements. If I just praise their works all the time, what would happened? they just say thanks and go away. It will make them satisfied too soon and gain nothing. Even Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, also mentioned the Harvard Connection flaws which means that the security system STILL needs improvement.
However, I hope that you're not going to be reluctant anymore in posting your essay here. Spicy feedback doesn't mean harsh right? I believe that those feedback are still on their tracks in order to help you and any other members in this forum to gain improvements. Perhaps, the thing that you need to do is to open your mind and think positive about any feedback which come for you :)
I find this website very helpful. I just posted my first thread and the feedbacks I got was extremely useful. I'm in the process of applying to colleges right now and still waiting for early admission decisions. Good luck to everyone who is in the process of applying!