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I am willing to read and critique any essay, but...


Replies to: I am willing to read and critique any essay, but...

  • jeremyjjeremyj Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    Cat Kent also accepts cash, certified funds, bearer bonds... (jk).
  • jeremyjjeremyj Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    Wow, I've been doing this a while now.
  • ControllaControlla Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    God bless you all!
  • jeremyjjeremyj Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    And I'm still at it.. you don't have to ask if I will take a look at your essay and do the back and forth - wastes time. :) Send essays along with prompts and any a brief note if there is something in particular you are struggling with or can't seem to get just right.

    Also, please make sure that you spell check and there are only limited grammatical errors. I realize English is not everyone's first language, so it doesn't have to be perfect.

    Finally, I get a dozen or so requests along these lines a week, and I really do make an effort to help as many as possible, but that unfortunately precludes me from being able to read sixteen pages that you are going to pare down to two paragraphs "at a later date". Brevity is wit.
  • jeremyjjeremyj Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    Please note also that I do not read or edit essays in Google Docs or any other online collaborative document system. I do this for a number of reasons that I'm happy to go into further detail if anyone is really interested, but honestly it is so that you, the student, can be sure that the person who ends up reading your essay is in fact the same person who has built a reputation for doing solid essay reviews on this site. There is no other way really to link the two.

    Plus I hate the interface. Cut and paste your essays into a private message to this account and I will provide feedback. This system has worked for many years now and I haven't had one complaint or issue.


  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 4,699 Senior Member
    edited September 14
    Could I piggyback on your thread?

    I read lots and lots and lots of essays over the summer. I'm a teacher and had lots of long lazy days.

    But school is back in full swing, and I'm absolutely swamped. The last 2 nights I was at school until 9:30 pm, with two more similar nights next week. I have detention duty this week, and had to switch with someone for today because it conflicts with another meeting. I just put in a load of wash so my son will have a shirt to wear to work this morning. I still have one more set of quizzes to grade somewhere between now and 9th period.

    So I'm very sorry, but if you're hoping I can get to your essay, you've pretty much missed your window of opportunity. August was perfect. September is a nightmare. Right now, the only essays I'm helping with are my daughter's.

    Her English teacher, like every senior English teacher I know, is assigning the Common App prompts as essay assignments. So kids can still get educated help, though a poor job will mean a hit to your grades. And draft after draft after draft for revision won't be possible there either. Again, your window of opportunity was summer.

    My apologies.
  • jeremyjjeremyj Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    You have a son that's old enough to have a job but doesn't do his own laundry especially when his mom is swamped at work?
  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 4,699 Senior Member
    edited September 20
    I had an explanation typed.

    Then realized it wasn't necessary.

  • jeremyjjeremyj Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member
    Aw, ok, that's acceptable. :)
  • collegeready33collegeready33 Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    Or when you take the time to edit someone's essay and they don't say thank you. It's like I took my time out of the day to help you out and you can't type 2 words? Jesus Christ!
  • jeremyjjeremyj Registered User Posts: 211 Junior Member

    I have had a great time over the past three years here reading your essays and going on that great adventure with you, but my schedule no longer permits me to read through them all as much as I would like and so I will no longer be accepting new requests to read and help with essays. If you have already received an email response from me, congratulations, you're grandfathered in. To everyone else, I will be available but unfortunately on another site. Out of respect for CC I won't name it here, but if you are either one of the hundreds of people I have helped throughout the years and want to update me on where you ended up, or if you would like to know where you can reach me to engage my services elsewhere, please send me a direct message.

    Good luck and good fortunes to you all.
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