Why buying successful admissions essays is probably a waste of money

Your own work will probably be just as effective.

Scott Anderson, director of outreach for the Common Application, explains one reason there’s no guarantee that successful college admissions essays for purchase are any good:

Essays play an important role in a student’s application, but they rarely seal the deal in the way that essay vendors imply. (And, fortunately for me, they seldom torpedo the whole enterprise, either.) The far more common — and, in some ways, comforting — reality when it comes to college essays is that most students generally do an O.K. job. The question is whether “O.K.” is worth 20 bucks.