Deciphering Real from AI: Unveiling College Essay Excerpts

Can ChatGPT write your college essays? Let’s find out. In my hands, I’ve a college essay excerpts. Some were written by actual students, but some are written by AI. And since I’ve reviewed hundreds of college essays, let’s see if I can tell what’s real and what’s fake. And play along with me.

I say No. 1, I apologize. Asking how to best support her. She said it was just important that I listen and understand that she could not thrive in an environment that promoted sameness. She spoke to me with the vulnerability I had never heard before. Okay, give me a minute to think.

Okay, here’s the thing. This essay sounds like it came out of a random body paragraph. There’s not enough context, which makes me want to lean real, thrive in an environment that promoted sameness. I feel this topic isn’t something that ChatGPT would think of as a cliche essay topic, which really makes me go real. I think I’m gonna go real on this one.

Rumro, please. It is. Hey, it’s real. Essay No. 2 in the lab, I dance with variables and flirt with hypotheses, each experiment a choreograph number between chance and precision.

Here in this crucible of inquiry, I pirouette around failure, each misstep a prelude to the elegance of discovery. See, this exscript is kind of just like a vomit of detail, which makes me lean AI. And I feel like there are some terms here that point to AI writing like crucible of inquiry, dance with variables, prelude to the elegance. It just sounds like it’s trying too hard to be like a college essay. So I’m gonna go AI on this one.

And it is AI. Yeah, I think that was an easy one. As I sip a mug of hot chocolate on a jewelry winter’s day, I am already planning in my mind what I will do the next summer. I briefly ponder the traditional route, such as taking a job or spending most of the summer at the beach. Okay, right off the bat, there isn’t a lot of flowery language here and the topic isn’t cliche.

I feel like this is the first sentence of a college essay in which the student goes on to discuss a non traditional route they took, which, yeah, once again, AI wouldn’t come up with that on its own. So I’m gonna go real on this one. If this is AI recooked, let’s see. Real. Thank God.

My love for gardening began when I moved to Georgia during my sophomore year. And the time I spent learning how to garden, I’ve developed an affinity for watching my vegetables grow to maturity, eager to be harvested and sold at the Saturday market. I mean, if you tell Chatsey Beauty to write an example essay from an example fake person, they’ll still include details like Georgia and like moving. I think I’m a little thrown by the developed and affinity 4 line because I might have just said I’ve enjoyed watching my vegetables grow.

I’m gonna go real again on this one, but with a little less confidence. Oh, this essay is, hey, real. Two for two again. In the stillness of dawn, I find clarity. As a hopeful environmental science major.

My morning ritual by the lake is not just contemplation, but a commitment to understanding nature’s delicate balance, inspiring my pursuit to safeguard our planet’s ecosystems for future generations. In the stillness of dawn, I find clarity. See, I feel like a student would say that to sound deep, and maybe it is. I don’t know the full essay sounds like, but I could also see chatgbt whipping that up as some like philosophical deep line. So understanding nature’s delicate balance.

That sounds sort of cliche. I will say I think this essay sounds good. It’s a nice sort of conclusion or wrapping up essay looking towards the future, your goals. And I think AI could come up with something like this, but I think this was written by a national student. And what do you think?

Real too, right? Yeah, let’s find out. AI. Okay, so AI really, who got AI for this one? Not just dumb. It sounds good.

Yeah, it sounds very college Sask, which if you tell chat GBT to write, I mean, GBT4, especially under the shade of an old oak tree, I grappled with Euclidean theorems. They’re trusted as unwavering SSR, dirty trunk I leaned against. This natural study hall was where I Learned that the simplest shapes hold the deepest mysteries. Okay, going off of that one, yes, this one sounds deep. Again, it sounds very college saas simple as shape.

So the deepest mysteries, yada, yada, yada, known. You don’t think like that. Don’t bother yourself. This one’s definitely AI. No contemplation. AI 3,2. So one for two. We’ll take it.

I exultantly thrust open my locker door, exposing its deepest bowels candidly to the wide halls of the high school. The bright lights shine back brashy, revealing every crevice, nook and cranny, gleaming across at scintillating bare surfaces.

On this first day of senior year, I set out upon my task. So the first thing I notice is exultantly the adverb use, which students tend to overuse. So I could see a real person writing this. I set out upon my task and I know I don’t have the full context, but that just sounds really dramatic. And you combine the thrust open, deepest bowels, scintilling the word choice to kind of vibe I’m getting here.

It sounds like someone just ask AI to write them a called essay intro. And I want to clarify, it’s pretty hard to identify AI versus real in just a few sentences. But if you tell ChatGPT to write you a full 650 word college essay, I think you’ll start seeing the AI trademarks of generalities thrown in there. Gut instinct is real, but given what we’ve seen before, I’m gonna go AI because it sounds to college Saas. So let’s see what we got.

Drum roll please. It is real. Oh . He had the adverbs. That’s the adverbs.

This hands on experience has shaped my approach to learning, fostering a mindset that values practical solutions and real world application as I prepare to enter college, I’m not leaving the garage behind. I’m bringing it with me as a foundation for my pursuit of a degree in mechanical engineering. I could immediately tell you that this is AI, I mean hands on experience shaped approach to learning real world applications. A college essay. Suppose you got your growth, you know what shaped you.

What you don’t wanna do is say that explicitly, as it does here, has shaped my approach to learning. And then the line here, as I prepare to enter college, I’m not leaving the garage behind. I bring you with me. It just sounds so tacky, cliche. And once again, college saas, I don’t even have to look.

This is AI. Does that say AI? This is AI, right? So I got 6 out of 8 correct. 75 percents. Not bad. And let me know how you did. I gotta say, that was pretty fun.

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