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  • Written In Admissions Essays
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    "Proofread! Have others proofread! Spell check! Its stunning how many people have careless, even really obvious typos in their statements. It makes the applicant look sloppy, uninterested, unintelligent". - Admissions Officer You would be amazed at the things that get written in admissions essays-even at the top schools. The following is a list of some of the funniest mistakes found by the admissions officers on our team. Remember that behind the hilarity of these errors lurks a serious message:...
  • Gould's Final Collection Of Essays
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    A grand finale I Have Landed Stephen Jay Gould Jonathan Cape 17.99, pp 418 It is ironic that the great evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould - who wrote so majestically and informatively about life in all its rich, biological intricacy - has produced a valedictory work so redolent of death. Apart from the author's own demise last week, I Have Landed is striking for its unexpected images of loss and grieving, notably those concerned with the destruction of the World Trade Centre. It is a measu...
  • My Cello
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    Note: The below essays were not edited by Essay Edge Editors. They appear as they were initially reviewed by admissions officers. SAMPLE ESSAY 1: Columbia, Musician (cello) For some reason, my parents felt the necessity to inundate me at a young age with extracurricular activities. After school, I was always being driven from tennis to violin to swimming to cello to baseball to piano to karate to near craziness! I could have been called the worlds busiest kid at the time. From two of the activit...
  • Buckley Ericsson In Their Essays
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    Buckley / Ericsson In their essays both Buckley and Ericsson analyze the different ways we use lies to help and hurt our self in our every day lives, and how this effects American culture. Ericsson shows the way lies can, as she puts it", lubricate the daily machinery of living" (128). Buckley, on the other hand uses examples of lies as a way to deny himself; and do exactly the opposite of Ericsson. But they both show how we as Americans use lies these ways and others so much that most of us may...
  • Essay
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    Tore Between Two Lifestyles I recently read the essay Double Identity, by Jeanne Waka tsuki Houston. The essay discussed the way that the authors life was as she grew up. She discusses how she had to live two separate lives, do to the strict family rules and also the influence society had on a young mind. Houston wrote the essay in narrative form. The title fit the essay well. It describes how Houston felt when she was growing up. Since she had to live practically two separate live, do to her st...
  • Major Strategy Of Ager's Essay
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    The title, 'Cool Comfort Steals Summer's Seasoning', of the essay by the newspaper columnist, Susan Ager, is very obvious to reveal her negative attitude toward air-conditioning which is a technical convenient machine. And she uses the strategy of contrast to catch reader's attention: "Summer used to be sultry and sensual. Now most of us spend it entombed". At the beginning of her essay, the sentence that "I hate air-conditioning, which polishes summer air until there's nothing memorable left". ...
  • Change In The Moth's Life
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    The moth is a little part of life but is a big part of Virginia's life. A moth might just be a little creature flying around in a window-pane to you but to Virginia, it symbolically represents her life. In the essay " The Death of The Moth", by Virginia Woolf she symbolically represents how this moth she is watching resembles herself. The moth in the beginning is very energetic and seems pleasured by just flying around in the window. As the time goes on, as she sits and watches the hay-colored m...
  • Sarton's Essay
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    There are people that completely terrified of the thought, being alone, and thus never sincerely attempt to know themselves. Others enjoy solitude in some extent while also appreciating the exploration of new inspiration and ideas from others around. Then there are others who shared May Sarton's opinion that she expressed in her short essay "The Reward of Living a Solitary Live", where she insisted that life in solitude is the "rewarding"-an idea that somewhat persuasive but not very convincing....

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