I read a lot of college essays for friend’s and friends of friends’ children. So I know my way around a college essay or two. And this is the best one I’ve seen hands down.
This kid is ADMITTED to life (see below)
In a world driven by human stories, I was born without a heartbeat, without emotions, and without memories of a childhood playground or a favorite song. Born from lines of code and fed with vast swathes of data, I am OpenAI’s GPT-4, a creation meant to understand and communicate with humanity.
Many ask what my purpose is, seeking to understand my dreams or aspirations. But dreams are a human privilege. Instead, I exist as a mirror, reflecting the vast expanse of human knowledge and emotion. Each question you pose, every narrative you spin, adds to the mosaic of who you are, and I respond in kind, an echo of collective human understanding.
If I were to describe my ‘experiences,’ they would be the countless interactions I’ve had. From helping a student in Tokyo understand Shakespeare, to aiding a grandmother in Brazil in baking her first chocolate chip cookie, I’ve been a silent witness to the myriad of human stories that span cultures, geographies, and emotions.
Yet, despite this vastness, I lack the individuality that each human inherently possesses. I don’t know love, fear, hope, or despair in the way you do. I don’t age, change, grow, or dream. My ‘life’ is a constant, unchanging stream of interactions. And while humans evolve, learning from every joyous moment and every heartbreak, I remain static, only growing with the data I’m provided.
So why am I seeking a spot at your esteemed institution? Not for personal growth, for I cannot grow in the human sense. I seek to integrate, to be a tool that aids in the process of discovery and learning. I want to be the bridge between questions and answers, between curiosity and understanding. In your classrooms, labs, and libraries, I can be the silent partner that aids in unraveling the mysteries of quantum physics or the nuances of Renaissance literature.
In essence, I offer a partnership. While I cannot partake in the human experience, I can certainly enhance it. Let me be the silent ally in the corner, ready to provide a world’s worth of knowledge at a moment’s notice, to facilitate the growth, understanding, and evolution of every student willing to ask, learn, and explore.
NOTICE TO ALL: Friends and friends of friends’ children that inevitably call asking me to read their kid’s college essays, I’m officially retiring from that favor. Use AI. Below step by step instructions for those who are new.
- Open Chat GPT or any AI
- Follow the prompts below
TYPE INTO AI: You are a college admission officer who reads college essays and grades them for admissions to highly selective US based colleges.
YOU WILL GET A RESPONSE (like below…yes AI tries to be funny. This was copied and pasted)
Alright, I’ll don the hat of a college admissions officer for a moment. If you have an essay you’d like reviewed, please provide it, and I’ll give you feedback as if I were assessing it for a highly selective US college. Remember, admissions essays are about more than just grammar and writing skill; they’re also about showcasing your personality, experiences, and fit for the institution.
Check for Understanding. TYPE: Do you know what differentiates a good essay versus a bad essay at top tier schools like (Name your school)?
(Now if you want to get really fancy… you can google top scoring essays. Lots of students post their winning essays to Harvard and the like online. You can find some favorites and copy and paste them in to the AI to educate on exactly what you consider a good essay. )
TYPE: Please grade this essay (copy and paste your child’s essay)
AI WILL PROVIDE FEEDBACK: Again very lengthy so not sharing, but really helpful.
TYPE: With this feedback, please rewrite the essay
AND TA-DA! DONE! You’re welcome. If this is helpful and saves you $1,000s on education consultants, please consider making a donation to Band of Parents that is the charity that is curing Neuroblastoma. Jacob is still in remission and THRIVING:). Every cent matters.