Which version of my essay should I send to colleges?
When I was writing my personal essay for my english class, I wrote two different versions. Version 1 is just a body paragraph, but it has more detail and personality. Version 2 is the one my teacher made me write; the body paragraph is just very cut down and I added a basic intro and conclusion paragraph. My original plan was to turn in version 2 to my teacher, use those corrections on version 1, and turn in a corrected version 1 to colleges. However, when I got my paper back, there were no corrections. My teacher absolutely loved it! This is the first time I've ever gotten a 100 on an essay. I absolutely suck at writing; I usually get low Bs to mid Cs. This made me wonder if I should just turn in version 2 to colleges as well. My english teacher told me that my essay needs to have an intro and conclusion, but my college counselor told me that colleges don't care about that. I also feel that version 1 shows more of my personality. I had a friend read both and he said that he can barely hear me in version 2, while version 1 is much more me. So, which one should I send to colleges?1 replies