We’re told in school not to “just choose C” when you don’t know the answer so this would be sick
I have been tutoring (part-time) a student since he was in 8th grade and he will be applying for college in the fall. His dad is paying me additional fees to be his independent college admissions consultant, so I have been helping him assemble a competitive college admissions portfolio. For a practice exercise last week, I asked him to write an essay describing an unusual life experience and how the experience transformed him.
Now, I have known for a couple years that he is hostile towards me. However, I've known him since he was in junior high and I feel a deep sense of obligation to see him through this stressful experience. The reason he despises me is that he blames me for his parents' acrimonious divorce a couple years ago, even though I had nothing to do with the long-broken relationship that ended inevitably in dissolution. Being a hormonal teenager, my student unilaterally decided I'm the villain without understanding how deeply flawed his parents' marriage was before I even c... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello everyone. In this essay I shall explain to you why the Fire Nation couldn't have possibly committed the Air Nomad Genocide, why it wouldn't make any sense for them to even want it, and who did it. I must warn you: English is not my native language, so please forgive me for any errors regarding spelling and/or grammar.
I'd like to start with a short disclaimer: I am not denying the Air Nomad Genocide, nor any real life genocide, I'm merely saying we've been looking at the wrong perpetrators all along: neither am I denying the further conquests of the Fire Nation in the Hundred Year War. The goal of this essay is not to paint anyone as the ''good'' or ''bad'' guys: you can decide that for yourself. I'm merely here to share the truth so cleverly hidden by the real criminals. Now then, let's get started.
|Table of contents|
|1. Purpose of this essay|
|2. Who am I & Why am I qualified to speak on such a sensitive topic|
|3. Grading criteria explained|
|4. Grading each individual bald champion|
|5. Overall ranking|
#Purpose of this study
Much like the title suggest the purpose of this essay is to analyze, compare, assess and grade all of league's bald champions based on their head.
#Who am I & Why am I qualified to speak on such a sensitive topic
I am orangepoison, you can call me orange or poison. I am a hardstuck silver 4 player that somehow was fortuitous enough to escape the pit of despair and pain called Bronze after being stuck there for 3 seasons. Yes, you read that just right. I was Bronze for 3 seasons, Silver for 1 season and I am currently still in silver. With this piece of information I gave you, you can conclude that I am not a very good player. Unfortunately, you do need epic gamer skills to reach a good rank i... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi all, I’m applying for college next year. Admittedly, I’m not the best at essay writing -- I’d say I’m below-average here :( -- but I don’t want to have someone else write my college essays for me. Still, I do want to be able to write great pieces for my applications next year.
I tried reaching out to my English teacher and school counselor about helping me improve in this regard but it seems like they’re waaay too busy to help me get to the level I want to be. Right now, I’m just reading resources online and on this sub, but I thought, is it possible for me to use essay writing services to help me improve my own writing?
Writing coaches are expensive, but I can get a good essay written for a more affordable price. What if I regularly try to write essays and then compare my output to that produced by a third-party service so I can identify weaker areas and gain pointers on the kinds of things I can write? That way, I’m actually improving my own writing skills purely throug... keep reading on reddit ➡
So y’all remember that girl who wrote her college app essay on Costco? Turns out we’re from the same (very small) state and that the Costco store she wrote about is the same exact one I shop at like every other week. It really is a small world sometimes!
The last day of school was June 11. Final grades were submitted on June 16. This essay was due on May 22, but was submitted to me yesterday. YESTERDAY.
Anyway: cheers to summer holiday. Hope you and yours have a safe, relaxing summer.
But I don’t edit for people because I don’t want the responsibility and I don’t want to charge either because there are true pros out there.
So let’s have an open thread here where people are brainstorming outlines and ideas about the essays you’re working on. I’m good at providing feedback on structure and what points need to be the takeaway but I prefer to not get into the actual nitty gritty details.
Ask away if you’ve got an idea you’re working with and want feedback on it. I’m really only useful for T30 schools.
I’ll need the following self-assessment first though: how competitive you are (high stats =highly competitive, in the middle 50% = competitive , or lower stats = less competitive); how good your EC’s are: strong, medium, weak; ethnicity and country if you’re international; first gen low income, or seeking partial need based aid or full pay; any extraordinary circumstances, illness, obligations or setbacks. Please list the schools you’re applying to. All of the ones... keep reading on reddit ➡
Here’s a common argument that you’ll see on this website:
“Hey, what do people think of [THING]?”
“It’s well made but it has some extremely dodgy racial politics and all the women in it are sexualised.”
[The sound of distant hoofbeats. Something is coming. Downvotes litter the horizon.]
“I’m sorry, but you’re just trying to apply your 2020 progressive politics to a work written 5/10/20/50/500 years ago. You have to take a work in the context it is written. You’re being oversensitive/historically illiterate/I-want-to-call-you-an-SJW-but-I-know-that-sounds-bad-so-I’ll-just-do-it by-implication.”
I’m here to ask: should we?
History Isn’t A Monolith
So this is secondary to my main point, but I wanted to say it anyway - people spend a lot of time making what feels like common sense declarations that things were bad in the past. Everyone was racist, women weren’t allowed to leave the house, gay people weren’t invented until the 60s. This is, up to a point, true. History isn’t... keep reading on reddit ➡
When preparing to apply to college, one of the first tasks is figuring out what to write about in the Common App Essay. The Common App Essay is, some say, among the most important documents that you will ever write. It is the face of your application, and in its brief 650 word limit, you are expected to share your best, most personal self. No pressure, right?
In this guide, you will learn strategies for determining what to write about in the Common App Essay. This series will be broken into four parts and cover five topics:
Part 1: Understanding the Common App Essay + Demonstrating your best qualities
[Part 4: Demonstrating grit](https://www.reddit.com/r/ApplyingToCollege/comments/hgbcai/how_to_approa... keep reading on reddit ➡
"In our house, English is not English. Not in the phonetic sense, like short a is for apple, but rather in the pronunciation – in our house, snake is snack. Words do not roll off our tongues correctly – yet I, who was pulled out of class to meet with language specialists, and my mother from Malaysia, who pronounces film as flim, understand each other perfectly. In our house, there is no difference between cast and cash, which was why at a church retreat, people made fun of me for “cashing out demons.” I did not realize the glaring difference between the two Englishes until my teacher corrected my pronunciations of hammock, ladle, and siphon. Classmates laughed because I pronounce accept as except, success as sussess. I was in the Creative Writing conservatory, and yet words failed me when I needed them most. Suddenly, understanding flower is flour wasn’t enough. I rejected the English that had never seemed broken before, a language that had raised me and taught me everything I knew. Ev... keep reading on reddit ➡
Here’s some examples of essays I’ve heard/read over the years...
You can literally write about anything and everything you want to write about. However, there’s topics you should steer clear of. For example, don’t write about how amazing and inspirational your uncle is. AOs will be like “that’s great your uncle is so wonderful but we don’t know anything about you.”
Avoid sob stories but if you decide to do one, focus on how you grew based on it. I literally wrote a supplemental essay about getting my first B and how it made me realize that it’s okay to ask for help and it’s great to build a re... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey, so I have an essay I need to write. It's pretty personal, so it's already tough to write it, but I also have procrastinated for a week already and I feel intensely guilty about the fact that I wasted all that time. Whenever I start trying to write, I just feel extremely guilty and anxious and so I start browsing Reddit instead to destress. The worst thing is, there's no deadline, so the panic from the deadline can't overcome the negative feelings and force me to do it, I just need to finish as soon as possible, preferably today. Do any of you have suggestions on how I can overcome this guilt and start working? I've thought logically about the fact that this worry is counterintuitive, but I haven't been able to suppress the feelings with rational thought.
All of my essays sound amazing in my head but are actually ~complete~ bullshit
It’s 1am and I decided now was a good time to work on one of my grad school applications that isn’t due for at least six months and I was like “wow this prompt looks a little familiar”, then went into my “grad school” folder and found a document where I HAD ALREADY WRITTEN MY ESSAY. Like yay me but also how did I completely forget about the existence of this entire essay...? Like it’s organized and everything so I apparently spent time on it?
Also I think there should be a “I’m astounded this thing happened” flair because I seem to want to use it a lot. Lol.
I'm sorry if this post me come across like an arrogant prick or anything like that. I love this community and have been subscribed here since shortly after it was created (I think). I love the focus of this sub on actual discussions about games and I even love the huge in depth essay type posts that people make. The one place that I often find myself frustrated, however, is when these huge essay posts lack clarity.
People write essays but they lack an introduction. They simply start off talking about some game or mechanic or concept or something that they care about and then write out pages that are supporting an argument that was never made. Sometimes I'll read all of it and just find myself thinking, "So... you like the game?" because there's no opening to discussion. There's no context for why it matters or what point is being made. Do you just want to have a conversation about a game - are you looking for people to agree or disagree or argue or what? Are you responding to some unn... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m currently an engineering student who loves math and physics, but absolutely despises my humanities classes because I am terrible at writing essays. I feel like I get no where and am usually off topic if I just sit and write for a long period of time. An upperclassman gave me god-like writing advice and it’s saved me a lot of time, so I want to share it with you all :)
First, create your thesis (don’t write an intro just yet). Then, separate your points into body paragraphs stemmed from your thesis. For each body paragraph, gather evidence/key points you want to make in each section (it doesn’t have to be a lot, just put what needs to be said). Then, record yourself talking about the prompt, your thesis, and how the evidence provided proves your thesis. Talk and talk until you have nothing else to say, stop recording, and list every word you just said.
When I do this, the outcome is a lot of disjointed points that I usually just need to add another sentence to connect to one anot... keep reading on reddit ➡
I want to grasp not just the meaning but purpose, idea flow, connection and reasoning.
Several years ago, on that site that-must-not-be-named.ru, when RE:Zero first came out, there was a guy who went by the name mitrospeed, and came to be known as Essay-Kun.
Almost immediately after the episode came out Essay-Kun would write a very through and detailed analysis in the comments. This guy had read the LN and you could tell he was truly passionate about the series, he compared the day's chapter to the corresponding part of the LN, talked about what was left out, added or changed. He talked about the author's thoughts and and the themes shown in the novel and the episode. It was always a treat to read, the people in the comments loved his essays and after a few gave him the nickname.
The show was great, but the whole experience was made much better thanks to the insight from Essay-kun, he definitely had an impact on my enjoyment of the show and how I watched anime in general. I wonder if anyone remembers him, at the time I barely used reddit, he might have been here too,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey guys, I found this sub pretty recently thanks to a younger sibling and have been lurking and answering a lot of questions over the past few days. This post is mainly directed towards my fellow Asian-Americans who have high stats and 'typical' or 'standard strong' ECs but applies to anyone who is r/ApplyingToCollege.
Also am not a prefrosh! Just found reddit kinda late, that’s why I’m having trouble finding my essays!
Disclaimer: I don't really know anything. I got into some good schools, my older sister got into some good schools, my parents are grad school alumni of some good schools and thus I am fairly well-connected and knowledgeable in terms of undergrad/graduate admissions offices around North America. I am NOT an AO or a college consultant of any kind. This is just what I have observed and I try to remain objective about it.
It's literally just so colleges know what you do whe... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is a really thoughtful essay written by one of the writers at Nets Daily (Matt Brooks). It shares a significantly different perspective on what Kyrie Irving's had to say recently than what is generally being shared by the Mediadel. It also opened my eyes to some completely unexpected realities in NYC. I highly recommend this to all of you!
What I see a lot right now from you overachievers working on July 2nd is that it's all about the Common App draft. It seems like your process is to write draft after draft after draft, tearing up ideas and starting over just as soon as you think you like some other idea better.
Ya, don't do that.
I'm not gonna lie. The Common App essay is likely the single most important thing you will do during the entire application cycle. Many schools don't even have Supplementals, and even for those that do, your CA is going to be a massive aspect of what they think and say about you. I panic all the time, so I'm not a fan of telling other people not to do so. But what I can offer - and the topic for this blog - is an alternative strategy to create the best possible Common App topic and essay while also facing as little existential dread and stress as possible. Sound good?
But first a story about me.
I get it. When I first started this career, I did what most of you are doing now. I met wi... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm sick of prefrosh here doing AMAs and acting like they're admissions experts when they have yet to take a single class at their universities. Worse, some are trying to make a quick buck off nervous juniors by offering paid essay review services.
Yes, I know they're fairly rare. But I'm seeing more and more of those slimy posts as the next app season approaches. (EDIT: When fall comes, there will probably be far more. Rising seniors, don't fall for it. Plenty of college students will review your essay for free)
By the way, college students doing these things are no better than the prefrosh. Does a college English class make you qualified to offer paid college essay review services? It's such a shocker for me that college English classes teach you about admissions practices. Are colleges trying to set us all up for high-paying careers in college consulting? Awesome!
(/s . tq Poe's law)
Also, dear prefrosh, you don't know what got you accepted. I don't know if your T20 acceptances... keep reading on reddit ➡
I feel like every good channel on YouTube that makes film video essays stop after a while. I still crave those deeper examinations of various movies but most of my favorite channels have stopped making videos. Does anyone have any recommendations for good up and coming Chanel’s that discuss movies in this way?
I just started to brainstorm for my essays, and literally everything I think of is complete crap for a college essay and only goes to show what a loser I am. For example:
Q: What do you like to do in your free time and why?
A: Watch youtube videos about star wars extended universe lore and eat flaming hot Cheetos
Q: What is something you are particularly passionate about?
A: What sets Lego chooses to release for their Star Wars product line
Q: What's a difficult decision you had to make?
A: I had to choose between the steak and lamb chops at this restaurant I went to
Q: What do you hope to be in the future and why?
A: I want to be rich because I enjoy being able to afford expensive things like Legos and fancy food.
I do extracurriculars and stuff, such as fencing, and learning investment or writing political articles for my school magazine, but I can't think of a good reason for any of those, and I feel like I'd be lying my ass off if I said that I enjoyed doing communi... keep reading on reddit ➡
I watch a lot of video essays and sub to a lot of essay channels, and I want to know your favorites. Regarding essayists specifically, Jacob Geller might be mine.
His style is both serious and unexpectedly funny, insightful and heartfelt; he can get me upset over real-world injustices both systemic and personal, then just as easily switch gears to making me appreciative of little beauties like a gorgeous game environment or emotional narrative beat. His video topics run the gamut from bizarre museum thefts to the weird intensity of caves to chronicling the search for Shadow of the Colossus’s last secret. I can throw basically any video on when I have nothing else to watch, and they’re always enjoyable.
For this sub, I’d particularly recommend his treatise on eldritch locations (prominently featuring our beloved Shit... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is less album review and more album...appreciation, I guess?
I started writing this essay as a personal project, mostly to keep myself busy. It was only partway through its development that I thought about posting it here, figuring that someone out there might enjoy it.
Also, just to make sure everyone knows what they're getting into: this essay consists almost entirely of praise for Afterburner. I think we can all agree that this year has been, at the very least, unexpectedly rough. I was inspired to write this essay in order to channel some positivity and really articulate how passionate I am about this album.
Anyway, here's the link, if you decide you'd like to give it a read:
Thank you to anyone who gives this essay a shot, and I hope you enjoy reading it. Feel free to leave comments/criticism/whatever.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Apologies if this doesn't belong here, I know it's not directly about lesbians, but I feel JK is so front and center right now, and the entire lgbt community and beyond is attacking her that it warrants discussion here. I wonder if people will bother to actually carefully read the whole thing.
I hope she continues to write about this. I think that some of her most important points were towards the end of her essay and were not fully unraveled and explained, so many reading it won't absorb it. I hope she explains them in more detail. She's a writer with such a huge platform.
Some quotes from the essay:
This is very well said in my opinion: >I believe the majority of trans-identified people not only pose zero threat to others, but are vulnerable for all the reasons I’ve outlined. Trans people need and deserve protection. Like women, they’re most likely to be killed by sexual partners. Trans women who work in the sex industry, particularly trans... keep reading on reddit ➡
Before anything, I want to state that I'm not saying my play style is better. The joy I expressed it just means Arknights is a great game for allowing my play style possible. There is no definite play style in Arknights. But I do believe having a mindset or a routine is important in gaming as you shouldn't be blindly following others forever.
As mentioned I'm a F2P player that has been playing a certain play style since released. I only raised my units in ascending order from 1* onwards to 6*. I only move on to the next tier of units after I E2 them if possible. Currently I just E2 level 20 all of my 4* units and blessing each unit with a M3 skill. Of course, I wasn't like this in the beginning. So I had Shining (my first 6*) and Amiya invested along the way. The best part of this is that I always know who to promote next since there are always a better version of the unit I just maxed out.
So first of all, I struggle a lot. I beaten every challenges until now, EX stages, challenge... keep reading on reddit ➡
"Her account of the addiction which ensued is salutary and frightening. “He gave me two little blue pills. One at morning and one at night. Within a couple of months that turned into four little blue pills. Then it became 15 blue pills. He kept increasing my dose. I was in there every two weeks for an hour and he watched me grow heavier and the light went out in my eyes. If I started to run out, I would start to shake so hard people would stare at me. I thought I had Parkinson’s disease. I was sick and high and miserable and overweight. I knew I was going to die.”
Finally, one day in the early ’90s, she realised she could not go on. “I called up my manager and said come and get me and take me to a hospital because I’m not going to be alive in two weeks.”
She spent 47... keep reading on reddit ➡
#Ripping problematic author photos from dust-jackets of art you love, a dumb essay.
One of my all time favourite books of all time is Speaker for the Dead, I love how empathetic that book is towards its aliens, I love how the alien classification system is an instrument designed to halt alien colonialism, yet is also the instrument for alien colonialism. I love how Ender's purpose is empathy for other, for the voiceless, for the trodden. It's a book that touched me deeply, and I still think fondly off, yet I will never recommend it to anyone.
So I want to talk about Separation of Art and Artist; I want to talk about how it's okay to keep loving those formative works. I want to talk about how its okay to completely hate those works now, and I want to talk about escapism, which is seemingly a through line through all my shitty reddit essays.
To say this essay isn't fueled and prompted by recent events is a lie, but this essay is not about recent events - its about complicated... keep reading on reddit ➡
Getting an F on an essay, anyone want to read to see if it's worth an F?
Clown is the best - an article by SharkSHOTZ (Trusted source of info not sketchy at all)
Many of us have been playing MM2 for quite a while now. As we progress in the game, our experience also grows with us. And my time playing the game has brought me to a very important aspect for all to consider - which item is the best item? After adequate research and hard work on the field, I can bring to you that the clown gun is the best item. There are most definitely an endless amount of reasons as to why the clown gun is the best, but today I bring you a few that will open your eyes to the unmatched and godlike/ superior power of the clown.
Why don’t I start with the most obvious reason? Clown is the best because of the aimbot that is on it. When one equips clown, they have the power of Slouse and the power of aimbot with them. When one uses the clown, Slouse’s magical powers arise and direct the cursor of the user to the center of the opponents hitbox, killing them with efficient ease.... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey everyone, I’ve been a long-time lurker on this sub and wanted to write a post sharing some conclusions I’ve realized and learned this past application season as a parting thank you gift to this community for all the help and resources it provides. This is more of a niche strategy guide as opposed to a general advice post, so it only contains less common insights I discovered from through the application process myself.
Note: if you would like to see my profile and results, they are posted here on r/collegeresults.
I'm so bad at deadlines, but here it is, at last.
It's not as good as it would have been If I always screenshotted everything as I saw it but I'm pretty satisifed with the result; I think that some of the evidence I presented here is pretty inconfutable but I'm still open to discussion, obviously. Also, feel free to correct me regarding grammar, since english is not my mother tongue and I wrote many parts of this kind of in a hurry.
I would also like to thank all the people that supported me and helped me in this "journey".
You can open the champagne,boys, we did it!
Previously thought to be a childhood-only disorder; new research has revealed an ADHD adult prevalence rate of between 66% and 76%. ADHD is a disorder of the executive functions, which are “tools” your brain uses to help get things done. Executive functions help managing time, paying attention and switching focus; planning, organising, multi-tasking as well as remembering details. They are also crucial in regulating one’s emotions and impulses.
Therefore, ADHD is primarily composed of an impairing and on-going pattern of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, according to the American Psychiatric Association. Lesser known symptoms more recently included are sensory sensitivity, which is the over or under-responsiveness to stimuli such as lights, sounds and/or textures; along with emotional dysregulation, characterised by excessive emotional expressions and mood swings
A symptom hidden in plain sight:
However, while popular awareness of the condition is most often limited t... keep reading on reddit ➡