Is anyone like LITS or Luigi willing to read my essays and point out any mistakes?

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by SamAca10, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. SamAca10

    SamAca10 Ensign - DWO

    Jul 19, 2009
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    I've got 3 out of the 5 essays written out. I want these to really stand out anyone willing to help me by pointing out my errors and how I could improve my essays? I'll PM you if you will.

    Very Respectfully,

  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

    Apr 1, 2007
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    Spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalization errors can be caught by any number of people - a teacher, a parent, a brother/sister, etc. Make sure you allow at least 2 or 3 other sets of eyes to check and re-check for those type of errors that MS Word may miss.

    As for the content or substance of your essay, that must come from you alone. The CCEB wants to hear from you. They want it in your voice.

    It is your chance to sit at the table with them and speak directly to them. Something that jumps off the paper and differentiates you from the other applicants is the goal. Yes, they read every one of them.

    It is an important part of the application, and you are wise to seek counsel on the grammatical and spelling errors, but the style and substance must be yours, and yours alone.

    Good luck.

  3. mnolan

    mnolan Parent

    Jun 10, 2007
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    Applciation Essays

    Luigi is correct........I am involved in the admissions process at a large, public university, and it is easy to tell if someone else wrote or "over assisted" in the writing of a letter. YOu don't want that to be perceived.

    Certainly have someone look it over for grammar and spelling, but the guts of the essay has to come from you. Concentrate on telling the "story" of who you are, where you have been, where you want to go, and why the Academy is right for you as well as why you are right for the Academy.

    Don't just give names, dates, etc..... Admissions people want to get to know you as a don't concentrate on just the "what", tell them "why" you are seeking this career and life path.

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