It’s just illogical and unstructured and doesn’t answer the question.
OK, maybe it’s a little bit ugly…
People, please. When you send your essays in for review, you are going to get FEEDBACK.
As in, we’re going to tell you where they aren’t so good.
In some cases, we’re going to say that the whole thing is completely muffed up and you just need to ditch it and start again.
We do not TRY to be snarky (honest, we don’t!) but we are 100% direct and honest. Some people call that “snarky” (or even “mean”) which we feel is off base.
Hearing a critique is simply difficult – it’s hard for ANYONE, but some people take it really personally.
None of this is personal.
It’s simply an effort to help you improve.
Remember, we’ve called it the Essay Decimator. For a reason.
We had one BSer fly off the deep end one year (chortle how’s that for a mixed metaphor?) and raged on and on about how useless our feedback was and why couldn’t we just tell him what to do with the essays directly?
Of course, we say over and over that we won’t do that. We don’t tell you what to write. Heck, we don’t even post sample essays! (Only bad ones. Hint hint.)
When you write your essays and send them over, you think they’re good – or else you wouldn’t be sending them over! We get it.
But unless you write bschool essays for a living, we can almost guarantee you that they are NOT good.
And even if they ARE good, we’re still going to find ways they can be improved.
That’s what a review is all about.
We wrote a whole post on how to deal with receiving feedback from us. If you’re going to dive in with some help on your drafts, please spend some time with that.
And take a deep breath. It’s going to be OK! The process may be painful but where you end up may surprise you.
And oh yeah, that guy that went off the handle on us? He left the one and only negative review we’ve ever gotten on this site. We kept it up because, well why not?
And after he left that review, he bought more services from us.
And after that what happened?
Oh yeah. He got in to bschool.
But back to your baby….
It may in fact be a wee bit ugly.
Please be open to hearing that! Because we’re in the business of helping BSers like you make their babies beautiful. But you can only get to a beautiful baby if you recognize that some, uh, cosmetic surgery may be called for.
OHNOS WHAT ARE WE SAYING WILL THERE BE COSMETIC SURGERY ON BABIES IN THE FUTURE? WHAT AN AWFUL METAHPOR! WHAT HAS THIS WORLD COME TO?? AAAAARGGH!!!