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How to edit an essay? MAS East Midlands

Since most online colleges don’t require in-person interviews, administrators get to know applicants with the admissions essay. You can’t charm an interviewer with your witty banter or knowledge of school history. Instead, you need to make sure your personality comes through in your writing.
2022-05-27, by Frank Flegg, Director at BNI East Midlands

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More and more often, the exact contents of your essay do not matter. But how it is structured and edited is crucial. If possible, you should ask a professional for help, you can look for the best essay editing services online and find what you need. When you can not or simply want to do everything yourself, you need to learn how to edit yourself.

How to "wow" with your admissions essay

After you have completed the essay, let it sit for a few days. Then go back and edit your work. If you take a break, you can look at it with fresh eyes. Ask yourself, "Is there anything I can change to make the essay stronger?"

Admission offices are looking for something, you need to figure out what it is. Think of the admissions essay question and look at what you have written. Is your answer complete? Does it reflect who you are? Don't take it at face value - think a little deeper. A question like "Who is your hero?" is probably a way for admissions offices to find out what the applicant values. So, your answer should reflect that.

Make sure that you have followed the instructions exactly. Essays require a specific structure. Many universities use the admissions essay to make sure students understand and can follow basic instructions. If you are asked to keep your essay under a certain number of words, do it. An unfortunate number of applicants were shocked to learn that admission offices only received the first 500 words of their 1000-word essays. You might need to shorten or lengthen your essay.

One of the most common complaints from the admissions office is that college applications seem a little too staged. Admission offices want to make sure your application essay wasn't written by your counselor or a parent. Let go of the generic and share your lovable quirks. Remember that you don't have to reveal everything. If any part of your story puts you in a bad light, don't mention it.

Emphasize your strengths

The application essay is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your strengths and explain any flaws on your record. Many colleges ask students to write a separate essay explaining what sets them apart from the crowd. If you have such an assignment, don't be shy. Describe your many talents in a confident, non-boastful way. If you have any irregularities in your academic record, such as poor grades or expulsion, now is the time to confront these issues. If there is no good excuse, explain what you learned from your mistakes and why you will never make them again.

After you carefully reviewed your essay, it is time to run a spell check and analyze each sentence for grammatical errors. If your online school does not prohibit third-party help, ask a former teacher.

We understand that all of this can be stressful, if you do not feel up to it, don’t be shy to use the editing service for additional assistance. People there know exactly what the admission office is looking for.

Frank Flegg

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