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How are people going about assessing the quality of theirs stories? I can’t stop thinking about if I should scrap my current drafts and re-write with new themes - have no sense of all of whether my current ones are “good” 🤔

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1. Does it tie your past, present, and future?
2. Is it unique?
3. Is it authentic/believable? Does the story represent you and your personality? Is is consistent across the rest of your app (e.g. recommendations and extracurriculars)?

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I think number 2 is least important tbh. Honestly as long as it’s you, that’s all that matters. And when I say unique, I think it’s more so your long term goal and the impact you want to make

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Struggling as well, feel like everything I write is hot garbo!

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Wanna do mutual feedback ??

^i think I’m struggling most with the unique part... like I bet anything I can say about me others can as well, how do make something unique?

Thank you for the 3 points though!!

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I feel exactly the same OP!!

Struggling with this, esp for HBS!

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Same here. I feel like it’s also hard to have it come together without sounding too boastful

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