Posts Tagged ‘writing the mba application essay’

Using Anecdotes to Write Memorable MBA Essays

By - Jun 25, 16:36 PM   Comments [0]

Why does it matter if you write memorable MBA essays? Because the average top tier business school can read up to 40,000 essays in any given application season. THAT’S ALMOST 400 POUNDS OF ESSAYS. That’s as much as a TIGER. They read a TIGER’S worth of...

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How to Edit Your Application Essays

By - Dec 19, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

In an exclusive interview with… well, herself, Linda Abraham shares some advice that she’s learned over the course of almost two decades of application essay editing. Listen to the full recording of this excellent episode to learn concrete steps you can take right now to ensure...

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Resourceful Essay Recycling

By - Nov 5, 13:35 PM   Comments [0]

You’re applying to six different schools and each one requires 2-7 essays/personal statements which equals…a whole lot of writing. How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in each? Did you know that you can probably adapt one essay...

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Personal Statement Tip: Use Vivid, Active Verbs

By - Sep 11, 12:39 PM   Comments [0]

I watched a candle burn a few nights ago. It happened to have a particularly nice flame that conjured up many different images: • The flame stood erect. • The flame danced. • The flame cavorted. • The flame pranced. • The flame swayed. • The flame flickered. • The flame fluttered •...

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Maximize Your MBA Application: 3 Techniques for Essay Success

By - Sep 9, 09:38 AM   Comments [0]

This is the fourth post our new series, Maximize Your MBA Application: 5 Tips for Succinct Essays. Follow the series on the blog or download our special report to learn the tips and tricks needed to focus on the critical and trim your essays down...

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UGH! THOSE @!#$* WORD LIMITS!!!

By - Sep 4, 09:40 AM   Comments [0]

Now, now. Don’t get angry. Deal. Use writing techniques that convey your message and stay within the word limits. First and foremost, focus. Additionally, poor writing habits can make your writing wordy and flabby; good writing techniques make it powerful and concise. To give your writing...

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Maximize Your MBA Application: Structuring A Focused Essay

By - Sep 2, 10:05 AM   Comments [0]

This is the third post our new series, Maximize Your MBA Application: 5 Tips for Succinct Essays. Follow the series on the blog or download our special report to learn the tips and tricks needed to focus on the critical and trim your essays down...

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UCLA Anderson 2014 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 20, 11:52 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....

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Duke Fuqua 2014 MBA Essay Questions and Deadlines

By - Aug 13, 14:09 PM   Comments [0]

Leadership, teamwork, ethics, and a global approach to business are essential elements of the Duke Fuqua MBA, which is why you’ll need to make sure you express your passion for these ideals in your application essays. Impress the Fuqua adcom by positioning yourself as an...

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Yale SOM 2014 Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Aug 7, 13:13 PM   Comments [0]

The reduced essay requirements means that you have to make the boxes work harder to reveal achievement and fit with Yale SOM. The essays themselves are all about Why MBA? and Why Yale. My tips are in blue. Essays: 1. What motivates your decision to pursue an...

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