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1. Use this checklist to keep track of your essay-writing progress and double-check when you're ready to submit.FINALIZING YOUR ESSAY
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1. BRANDING
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Does this essay highlight at least one of my key character traits?
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Does this essay differentiate me from my peers?
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2. Check off each subtask when it's complete.2. AUTHENTICITY
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Does this essay sound like me? Is it authentic?
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Do I believe what I'm writing in this essay?
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3. Core concepts will check off automatically when all subtasks are complete.3. CONTENT
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Did I answer ALL questions in the prompt?
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Did I answer the questions in the most appropriate proportion?
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Did I have a clear theme in my essay?
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4. Create a copy of this sheet for each of your essays to track multiple essays separately.Do I paint a clear and vivid picture in my essay that puts the reader in my shoes?
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Does this essay complement my other essays and/or personal statement by providing other information about my candidacy?
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4. STRUCTURE
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Have you reviewed the flow of the essay to make sure there is a clear logical flow to the essay?
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Is your essay structure consistent with your essay outline?
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Are the paragraph transitions clear?
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5. GRAMMAR / FINAL EDITS
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Did you do a grammar check?
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Have you checked all punctuation?
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Have you removed any industry jargon or legalese?
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Did you make sure to use the correct school name?
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6. GENERAL
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Have I done at least two rounds of editing?
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Are you efficient with your words? Have you scrutinized your sentences, taking out irrelevant details?
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Did I meet the appropriate word count, character count, or essay length?
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