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Posting essays online?

nybound1nybound1 Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
edited December 2012 in College Admissions
Is it safe?
Post edited by nybound1 on

Replies to: Posting essays online?

  • entomomentomom Registered User Posts: 23,658 Senior Member
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/1466-posting-essays-other-sensitive-information.html

    Also note that there is a dedicated forum for essays, this is NOT the place to post for essay help.
  • SkeezeyJSkeezeyJ Registered User Posts: 421 Member
    The biggest problem with posting them online is that some schools runs plagiarism checkers, so it may complicate things a bit when a search engine turns up a public site like College Confidential. I assume there's a way to prevent overlap so that you don't end up plagiarizing yourself in the machine, but I don't think there's one to prevent it from turning up elsewhere. Another thing is that someone could easily steal your essay and end up applying to the same school or through the same regional admissions office, which would end up messing things up quite a bit. The risks aren't probably THAT huge, but that far outweigh the reward of having instant user access and more immediate responses in the "College Essays" thread.
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