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Meet the people adding “human vibes” to college essays.

Kids applying to high school are using ChatGPT to write their personal essays — and then paying editors to de-AI them to evade detection.

Consultants on platforms like Fiverr told Forbes that like other AI-generated writing, the essays have repetitive “tells” that indicate AI tools were involved. Some clunky phrases like “aligns seamlessly with my aspirations” and “stems from a deep-seated passion” understandably set off alarm bells. Then there are the innocuous words that are now apparently red flags:

“I no longer believe there’s a way to innocently use the word ‘tapestry’ in an essay; if the word ‘tapestry’ appears, it was generated by ChatGPT.”