AI Written College Essays Might be a Problem
Forbes is reporting that many College Admissions Officers are concerned with new AI Technology that is on the market and would allow for students to use it to write their college essays. ChatGPT, OpenAI’s new natural language tool, can write clear essays, but it can also conjure up its own personal details and embellishments that could up a students’ chance of acceptance and would be difficult to verify says Jim Jump, director of college counseling at St. Christopher’s School and former admissions officer at Randolph–Macon College in Virginia. Many schools have eliminated using standardized test scores such as the SAT and ACT to make admissions decisions, so they are relying more on the College Essay to help in the college admissions process.
It still does have its limitations though. David Hawkins, chief education and policy officer at the National Association for College Admission Counseling, “says that while GPT’s writing is clean, grammatically correct and well structured, it is likely too vague and flat to stand out in a crowded applicant pool.”
Here is a link to the full story from Forbes – https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmawhitford/2022/12/09/a-computer-can-now-write-your-college-essay—maybe-better-than-you-can/?sh=19e5adacdd39