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Read my personal statement?

s0ndheims0ndheim Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hey guys, I already submitted my personal statement and most of my applications but I wanted to get a strangers perspective on the ideas discussed in my essay! There's probably going to be a few tiny mistakes but I've read over my essay many times so, at this point, any proofreading would be nice but I'm looking more for new opinions and fresh eyes. Who wants to take a look?

Replies to: Read my personal statement?

  • WildFoxWildFox Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    I'd love to take a look :)
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 5,350 Senior Member
    I will give a brief critique if you PM it to me.
  • springday1013springday1013 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    I don't have any experience with this stuff but can I take a look?
  • MrElonMuskMrElonMusk Registered User Posts: 1,268 Senior Member
    @s0ndheim Please PM to people with a proven track record and are DONE with the college process to avoid any sort of plagiarism.

    I'd be happy to take a look.
  • BusyBees12BusyBees12 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    @MrElonMusk - does that sort of thing happen? I have used others on some other forums for this type of help and now I am worried!!!!
  • Seven_SecondsSeven_Seconds Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    @BusyBees12 - yeh you have to be super careful about this type of thing. Have heard of a number of cases like this.
  • MrElonMuskMrElonMusk Registered User Posts: 1,268 Senior Member
    @BusyBees12 Plagiarism checkers scour the internet for similarly worded material and that can get your essay flagged. Also, if you pm your essay to a current applicant or post your essay publically, someone else can use it without you knowing....
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 5,350 Senior Member
    You can PM it to me. I'll offer a brief critique.
  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 7,439 Senior Member
    Yes, it does happen.

    PLEASE send your essay only to an adult with a proven posting history.

    While I'm not volunteering, I'll use myself as an example. Click on my name, and then on "Threads"

    You'll see references to the classes I teach, and to my 3 teenage kids. The early ones date back to 2016, when my oldest was a Senior.

    So obviously, I'm not a kid, here to steal your ideas or your words.
  • AboutTheSameAboutTheSame Registered User Posts: 3,007 Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    As @bjkmom says, it does happen. We have to repeat these warnings every year. Look for people with track records. You can probably find me, for example: I'm a 65-year-old attorney with a kid in grad school and no need to steal your ideas. B-) I've helped a few kids over the years; at least, some of them say that I have. I'd be happy to read yours if you want to PM it or you can send it to my user name as a gmail address.
  • BusyBees12BusyBees12 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Great advice/points re: track records.
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