Posts Tagged ‘Residency’

What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Feb 3, 07:25 AM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I recently went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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Surprise! How It Can Help You Get Accepted

By - Nov 30, 00:50 AM   Comments [0]

"My visit to the cemetary on Friday gave new meaning to 'Black Friday' for me." Actually it didn't. But if it had, that line would have provided a strong opening to this post on the second of Made to Stick's six principles of memorable, persuasive communication:...

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Personal Statement Tip: A Core Concept is Central to Essay Success

By - Nov 4, 12:42 PM   Comments [0]

I am almost finished reading Made to Stick by the brothers Chip and Dan Heath. I recommend it highly to those of you in sales, communications, or teaching. Quant jocks? You probably don't need it. The authors researched and identified the factors that cause communications to...

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Personal Statement Tip: Too many topics, too many words

By - Sep 1, 13:27 PM   Comments [0]

I just got back from an almost two-week vacation crowned by our younger son’s joyous wedding to a wonderful young woman. We couldn’t be happier. My husband once again faced the challenge of speaking at the wedding, and after the wedding commented on the difficulties inherent...

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Happening @ Accepted.com

By - Jul 20, 12:37 PM   Comments [0]

On Friday I promised a whole new Accepted.com,and it's up! Please check it out. We know there a few items to clean up, but please let us know what you like and dislike. You can let us know in comments below or just by contacting...

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Accepted News: Early-Bird Special, Webinar, Ebook, Telethon, & More

By - Jul 14, 10:02 AM   Comments [0]

There has been so much happening in the admissions world, that I have really failed to keep you current on events at Accepted.com. I am going to remedy that omission now. Here's what's going on: MBA Early Bird Special Start early, submit early, and access expert...

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Accepted.com News: $100 Off Special, Beautiful B-School Photo Contest, UNC Chat,

By - Feb 12, 13:03 PM   Comments [0]

This is the quiet season in terms of admissions, but it is anything, but dull here. We are planning exciting initiatives for 2009 and 2010 applicants. Here are just a few: Late Season Special. Accepted's own modest contribution to the Porkulus, I mean Stimulus, Plan: $100...

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Great Application Essay

By - Dec 29, 10:04 AM   Comments [0]

I just read a great application essay/personal statement, and it's not even written by an Accepted client. In fact, it's not even written by an applicant. My daughter sent me a link to "Pay It Backwards: An Act Of Coffee Kindness" by Arthur Rosenfeld, a novelist,...

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