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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Premed2003, May 17, 2002.

  1. Premed2003

    Premed2003 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm interested in having a professional review my personal statement to make sure it's perfect. Has anyone tried Essay Edge, or another service that is really good?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Premed2003

    Premed2003 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  4. Dr. Scandinavia

    Dr. Scandinavia Member 7+ Year Member

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    I just sent you a PM :p
     
  5. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

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    May I please see the PM too??? I am interested in knowing more about this issue.

    Thanks,
    Tweets
     
  6. Dr. Scandinavia

    Dr. Scandinavia Member 7+ Year Member

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    Tweetie bird, I just sent you a PM :D
     
  7. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

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    Tweetie, I sent you a PM today too. :)
     
  8. Bounty

    Bounty 1K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi there,
    Can i also see the PM??
    Thank you!
     
  9. Baki

    Baki Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Can someone please PM me with the info too? I am thinking about trying EssayEdge and I'd like some input. Thanks.
     
  10. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

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    send me a PM about this too!
     
  11. Taty

    Taty Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Could u please sent me a PM too??? Please,...
     
  12. WonderBoy

    WonderBoy Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Me too, thanks! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  13. randomlogik

    randomlogik Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hey...add me to that PM list.
     
  14. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    I used Essay Edge a few weeks ago for my personal statement. It was about $60 for the med school ps. I would recommend it, although I can't say I highly recommend it. I guess it would depend why you need the service. I needed the service to focus my essay and make it flow better. My editor did a really nice job with that. However, I didn't like her writing style and changed a lot of the wording back to how I originally had it. She wrote things that would have never come out of my mouth such as: it was a "soothing" experience. Others who have read my essay agree that her writing wasn't all that great. I am really happy I used the service, because I was having a really hard time staying on track, making the essay fit into the framework I wanted to use (telling a story about one summer of my life and how that affected me), and making it flow. If all you need is to reword some things I wouldn't recommend Essay Edge. Of course... I suppose it all depends on the editor you get!
     
  15. owen_osh

    owen_osh Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    PM me too, please.

    Thanks
     
  16. lady bug

    lady bug 7+ Year Member

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    I'd like to get a copy of that PM too. Thanks!
     
  17. t_kim

    t_kim Member 7+ Year Member

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    A PM for me as well, please. Thanks!
     
  18. Dr. Scandinavia

    Dr. Scandinavia Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thanks for making me laugh :D :D :D . The PM wasn't THAT interesting. I havn't personally used Essayedge, but I am considering it. The SDNer SarahL was a happy customer, and she has used them on a few occasions.

    I want a PM too!!
     
  19. Ibis

    Ibis Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thats OK, I don't need a PM.
     
  20. Mr. Z

    Mr. Z Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    PM's defeat the purpose of a discussion thread. Share the wealth!

    One point about essay services...
    I think the service is obligated to make changes to any essay that you submit, regardless of the quality. If you paid the 60$, handed in your essay and they gave it back to you a week later with absolutely no alterations, saying "it's perfect", I think you would be a little pissed at having dumped the money for nothing. They understand this, and therefore must make changes, even if they are unnecessary.

    So if you are a good writer there is no need for this type of service. However, if you write like me, then this service might come in handy.
     
  21. SarahL

    SarahL Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hmmm....I don't think there is such a thing as a perfect essay. Writing is probably my best subject, and I chose to use a professional editing service because I wanted my essay to be exceptional. Essay Edge editors always offered helpful comments.

    The best advice, however, came from my sister, who is a superb writer. She could shape not only the style of my essay, but also its content, in a way that an anonymous editor never could. My advice is to use a professional editing service if you think you need it and also show your essay to as many other people as will let you.

    And remember that it's still going to be lame, no matter how well written it is, because application essays always come out dorky. Mine do, at least. To my mind they are more or less the 500-word equivalent of getting down on your knees and saying, please, please recognize that I am special and let me in, and by the way some grants would be nice too, if you don't mind? Everyone's opinion on just how to ask this is different, and in the end you just have to go with what sounds right to you.

    Hope this helps! Lots of luck to you.

    SarahL
     
  22. WISC-ite

    WISC-ite Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I need the PM too!

    Is anyone having a really hard time getting started? I have been spinning my wheels for about a week.

    HELP: SOS
     
  23. zest

    zest Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    hey ..plss send me a copy of the PM too ..thanx
     
  24. jmejia1

    jmejia1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Why not just post the PM for everyone to read?
     
  25. Dr. Scandinavia

    Dr. Scandinavia Member 7+ Year Member

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    I'm sorry :( . I didn't mean to keep any secrets from anyone. But I really didn't have much informaton about essay edge. I posted a similar question at the end of April and one of the comments I got was

    the essay is YOUR voice to adcoms. nuff said

    I just felt like some people didn't support this kind of service so I just wanted to let them know.

    Please forgive me ...
     
  26. kreno

    kreno Candy Man 7+ Year Member

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    Um, how the heck did you get your 5000 word essay check for $60? Where do I go for that 'cuz when i went to essay edge i saw prices at like hundreds of dollars, ridiculous
     
  27. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    our essays are &lt; 5000 characters. my essay is 685 words.
     
  28. relatively prime

    relatively prime post happy member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by lola:
    <strong>our essays are &lt; 5000 characters. my essay is 685 words.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Damn, my essay is over a thousand... I'm trying to cut it down! It's so hard to write so much is so few words!
     
  29. vixen

    vixen I like members 10+ Year Member

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    I'm a terrible writer...I was thinking about it too...can I get a PM too please? :)
     

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