Posts Tagged ‘application essays’

What Applicants Should Not Do in 2016: A Poem

By - Dec 29, 12:46 PM   Comments [0]

'Twas the night before deadlines, and all through the world, Our consultants sat cramming, coffee brewing, brows furled; Though the essays were written with effort and care, There were still a few things that were cause for despair! The clichés! Oh, forsake! Terrible, were they – That all our consultants...

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Can I Use Humor In My Application Essays?

By - Dec 22, 03:21 AM   Comments [0]

Want to let your funny side show in your application essays? Here is what Linda Abraham has to say about humor in admissions:     Related Resources: • Linda Abraham’s Admissions Assortment [podcast] • So These Two Grad School Applicants Walk Into A Bar . . . • First Drafts Of Personal Statements: Let Yourself...

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Editing Hacks to Make Your Essays the Best in the Pile (Upcoming Webinar)

By - Dec 9, 00:45 AM   Comments [0]

Our 3 Hacks to Transform Your MBA Application webinar will take place next week on Wednesday, December 16th at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn must-know editing and proofing techniques that will boost your essay’s appeal and your chances of getting accepted. Spaces...

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3 Essential Components of a Personal Statement

By - Dec 7, 01:53 AM   Comments [0]

While listening to a podcast, I started thinking about the essential components of a strong personal statement, statement of purpose, or MBA goals essay. Basically, the adcoms want a map of where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going for the statement of...

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MBA Candidates: Your Audience is not “the Adcom”

By - Dec 4, 01:48 AM   Comments [1]

By Adam Hoff, Amerasia Consulting Group One question that we get a lot from clients is "what does the adcom want to hear?"  Not only is this the wrong way to approach the process in terms of being an authentic, introspective, and interesting candidate, but it...

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Free Editing Hacks to Transform Your MBA Essay [& Get You Accepted!]

By - Dec 3, 13:48 PM   Comments [0]

Sure you need good content in your MBA essay, but you also need your essay to look good, read well, and have a logical and coherent structure. Linda, a renowned MBA admissions expert, knows what works and what doesn’t work when editing successful MBA essays –...

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How to Use Good Grammar to Create Essays That Flow

By - Nov 22, 02:15 AM   Comments [0]

From my base in the Middle East, I work with many applicants throughout Asia who have excellent English but use a few phrases in ways that depart from the strictly correct. Here are some tips to help applicants improve their use of two words that...

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UCLA Anderson 2016 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 15, 02:45 AM   Comments [0]

The advice that UCLA Anderson provides below is excellent, not just for Anderson’s essays, but for most MBA essays. Read it carefully.  My tips are in blue below. Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee. The...

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Are Your Struggling To Answer Those MBA Essays Questions?

By - Nov 9, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

Well struggle no more when you read the question-by-question advice found in our fully updated 2015-2016 admissions guide, Top MBA Essay Questions: How to Answer Them Right! Here’s how it works: 1.  Download your free copy. 2.  Find the school(s) that you’re applying to. 3.  Read each of...

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“I’m Smart, Really I Am!” Proving Character Traits in your Essays

By - Nov 4, 01:09 AM   Comments [0]

When you write an application essay or statement of purpose, you’re trying to accomplish several goals at once: You are trying to prove your worthiness to be accepted to your target school, while also trying to impress upon the adcom that you have desirable character...

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