A senior on here recently asked me about editing his scholarship essays. I offered to edit all the essays he’d send me. Which got me thinking… (and we all know what happens when Amanda thinks).
If you are planning on turning in a scholarship, FIRST related or not, I would be more than happy to edit your essays. To attest, I did edit one of the winning essays at the Indiana Robotics Invitational this summer. Even if you are an excellent writer, I strongly urge you to have at least someone edit them - the smallest mistake can literally cost you. I figured I would post this now, as school is getting back into session, and seniors will be filling out those scholarships now.
If you have something you want me to edit, email me at amorrison [at] indianafirst [dot] org, or just PM me on here and I can give you an alternate way of sending it.
That’s too nice of ya Amanda! I’ll be sure to keep that in mind this year…though I’m a junior, I can still ask for help right?
You rock! Thanks for the offer, I’ll have to take ya up on it. =D
P.S. [whisper] Yeah you may need to help Arefin…I don’t think he’s good with that stuff…or much else… [/whisper]
thats a noble offer amanda, now i hope you are not overwhelmed with a hundred papers in the next few weeks.
i’m a good writer, but i will probably still take the offer. i’ll help people with writing too (except poetry ). i can’t promise anything though, i might be busy, but i’m glad to help people when i can.
Let me just add that I was once asked to help select a small scholarship winner. I had about a dozen applications to read. Almost all the applicants were equal in their qualifications for this particular scholarship which made it a tough choice. I was appalled that about half of them were handwritten in writing that was barely legible; and most of them contained misspelled words or punctuation errors. It influenced my decision on who would receive the money. I’m sure that if you asked nicely and with enough advance notice, many of your teachers or guidance counselors will help proofread your applications.
Indeed! Starting back in middle school, I edited my mom’s papers for her college classes. Since then, I have edited webzine articles, school papers for friends and family, and articles for different newspapers/journals. I stand by this - NO writer is perfect. I am not perfect, either. I do make common spelling mistakes all the time, and nobody’s grammar can be absolutely amazing. But just having someone do a quick lookover of your paper can do wonders.
Sorry kids. I only edit. No amount of money is going to get me to write your paper… but I’ll go over a few drafts with you if I have to. Cheaters never win, winners never cheat.
like everyone else, im going to have to echo the fact that i may take up your offer of editing an essay or two (hopefully only one ;)). I’m looking to get into an ivy league school with a killer essay or two, relying on extracurriculars rather than marks/sats… cause we all know what robotics does to our second term grades -__-"…hehe.
I think you’re going to regret making this offer, Amanda…who knows how many papers you’ll end up correcting?
Unfortunately for you, I’m a senior as well…and I might take you up off on the offer, depending on how desperate for help I am. I think I’ll use you as a last resort, since your time is much more valuable than mine…