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Anyone else writing essays at this time of the year? [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2008, 13:32
Or am I a lone warrior? Seems like everyone is talking about GMAT, Admits, Dings, etc,,everything but essays.

How do I go about getting the veterans of this site to review my drafts?
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Re: Anyone else writing essays at this time of the year? [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2008, 13:48
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Re: Anyone else writing essays at this time of the year? [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2008, 19:42
Are you writing them for R3, or are you getting a leg up on next year's apps?

I'm taking the GMAT on Saturday, and if all goes well I'm considering starting to put together essays. I'm not sure if that's a bad idea since the essays are always liable to change from last year. At the very least I'll start to really hone in on my best examples of leadership/teamwork/cultural issues, as well as the omnipresent "Why MBA?", "Why this school?", and "What can you contribute?" questions.

A piss poor GMAT score will make it all a lot easier. :lol: :lol: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Anyone else writing essays at this time of the year? [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2008, 21:02
I'm working on my Stanford essays for R3. I know, I know...R3 is a lost cause. But I've already applied to a bunch of other schools in R2 and it doesn't hurt to try. The "aspiration" essay is really kicking my a$$ right now.
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Re: Anyone else writing essays at this time of the year? [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2008, 21:16
buffdaddy wrote:
Or am I a lone warrior? Seems like everyone is talking about GMAT, Admits, Dings, etc,,everything but essays.

How do I go about getting the veterans of this site to review my drafts?

I am writing my essay, so you are not a lone warrior, btw where are you applying for? I thought that writing essays is simple but now I see how difficult is to write even half a page. I have searched for some sample essays to see how should it look like but I don't found them useful nor are they relevant, so now I write it on Russian language than translate it in english, that is how I do it.
One good thing is that when you write something you should put it away then some time after (day or couple of days) reread it, so you can see some logical mistakes and you will have chance to change it.
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Re: Anyone else writing essays at this time of the year? [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2008, 01:01
I made up my mind in oct that i want to shoot for an MBA in the UK. by the time i took the GMAT etc, its mid Feb and only round 3 and round 4 is left. Some say round 3 UK = round 2 US, since US schools have 3 rounds in total and UK schools that I am applying to have 4 rounds.

So I am writing them for Round3 at Judge Business School(Cambridge) and Said Business School (Oxford). Judge's deadline is in a couple of weeks now.

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Re: Anyone else writing essays at this time of the year? [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2008, 13:19
Hi Buffdaddy

I am in the same boat that you are in :-D

I am taking the exam on Saturday...If I cross 700+ will give it a shot at the essays...

Ofcourse, I have already written two essays ..... My experiences. Ofcourse, I have a good story to talk about. But the killer in my case is GMAT :oops:
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Re: Anyone else writing essays at this time of the year? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2008, 21:27
Hi everyone:

I am planning to apply for Fall '09. I have already taken the GMAT and would lie to get started on my essays. My concern is that schools change their essays each year, and any essay work I do now would be a wasted effort. Does anyone know if there are certain schools that are known to keep their essays formats the same each year or certain schools that will routinely change the essay requirements?

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Re: Anyone else writing essays at this time of the year? [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2008, 22:50
Hi Cairleif,

I am an essay newb, but I do know that almost all schools if not directly, at least indirectly want answers to the

"Why MBA? Why Now? Why School X? What do you bring to the party?" type of question. and from my experience this can be the hardest to write. so i'd get started now...you have a head start on the 09'ers
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