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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 09:33
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Is there any difference between R1 and R2 in terms of admission rate?

I don't believe that there is a significant difference for Booth.



Thanks for the reply :o
Has anyone ask this question at the info session? I missed Booth's session in town, but I've been to a few hosted by other schools. Some of them do have a stat difference between R1 and R2... For example, they take the same number of students in R1 and R2, but the application pool in R2 is much bigger...
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 09:43
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Is there any difference between R1 and R2 in terms of admission rate?

I don't believe that there is a significant difference for Booth.



Thanks for the reply :o
Has anyone ask this question at the info session? I missed Booth's session in town, but I've been to a few hosted by other schools. Some of them do have a stat difference between R1 and R2... For example, they take the same number of students in R1 and R2, but the application pool in R2 is much bigger...


I asked this question at Booth Live, and the answer we got: typically 30% of the applicants and 30% of the class is from R1, 60% of applicants and class from R2 and 10% from R3.
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 11:27
Thanks for the info, w103psp!
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Funny thing happened today. I just finished up a nice solid draft of all of my Booth essays and on my way out to dinner I saw somebody jogging with a Chicago Booth tshirt, in my completely random neighborhood of the southern city I live in (I have not seen one around here before). Since it happened on 10 10 10, it has to be an omen... it means I have gotten superstitious after frying my brain with writing over the last several months :)
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 19:48
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Funny thing happened today. I just finished up a nice solid draft of all of my Booth essays and on my way out to dinner I saw somebody jogging with a Chicago Booth tshirt, in my completely random neighborhood of the southern city I live in (I have not seen one around here before). Since it happened on 10 10 10, it has to be an omen... it means I have gotten superstitious after frying my brain with writing over the last several months :)


And your post was at 10pm, lol.
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 20:07
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Funny thing happened today. I just finished up a nice solid draft of all of my Booth essays and on my way out to dinner I saw somebody jogging with a Chicago Booth tshirt, in my completely random neighborhood of the southern city I live in (I have not seen one around here before). Since it happened on 10 10 10, it has to be an omen... it means I have gotten superstitious after frying my brain with writing over the last several months :)


And your post was at 10pm, lol.


See! It could have been worse - 10:10pm.
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 14:31
i guess i am in for R2 - a big hail marry!!!! but i am a tom brady fan!!!!
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 14:35
is the slide kept to a 4 page maximum as well?
and would a "fun facts about me" slide be ok or they want more serious?
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 14:41
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Regarding the first essay, I see that each of the three-four subquestions have a 300 word limit for a total of 900-1200 words, greater than the usual 500 to 750 words. However, when answering these subquestions, I noticed that I am averaging only 150-225 words per subquestion. To reach 300 words per section, I will have to provide significantly more detail than I have in my other applications.

Have people filled out their answers to reach the 300 word maximum? Is it acceptable to be only at 2/3s of the limit and answer the question concisely? I am unsure of the optimal strategy here. Advice here would be awesome.


Hmm, being 30% under is definitely low. I'm currently over 30% in each of the three sections, trying to whittle it down to just 10% over. :(

http://mbastudio.net/tag/word-limit/

Can you go under the limit? Similarly, I advise clients not to go less than -5% on any essay. In one sense, like all professional communicators, I believe strongly in “say what you have to say; say it once, strongly and clearly and then stop talking.” This is the royal road to more powerful communications. Certainly there’s no merit in padding, wafffling, and repeating yourself. But admissions essays are relatively short pieces of writing, and you — if you merit a place at a top b-school — are a multifaceted, talented individual with an valuable track record, and if you can’t find things to say to take up the word count this in itself flags that you have not been able to (or haven’t bothered to) properly investigate your own motivations or fully argue your merits.


Thanks w103psp and adalfu! Although my sub-essays are good and answer the question, your reasoning makes sense. I am going to fill out my sub-essays with a more detailed story by starting from scratch this weekend!


Are the word counts in Essay 1 strictly enforced? The reason I ask is because in Essay 1, I am getting 350 words for part a, 250 words for part b, and 300 words for the rest.

On average, the word count is less than 300 words per section. I have tried to cut down my words to make them as concise as possible without losing my message. Is this acceptable?
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 14:49
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Are the word counts in Essay 1 strictly enforced? The reason I ask is because in Essay 1, I am getting 350 words for part a, 250 words for part b, and 300 words for the rest.

On average, the word count is less than 300 words per section. I have tried to cut down my words to make them as concise as possible without losing my message. Is this acceptable?


That is a question for Adcom: admissions@chicagobooth.edu

I personally have just under 10% over for the 3 questions.
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 16:21
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Are the word counts in Essay 1 strictly enforced? The reason I ask is because in Essay 1, I am getting 350 words for part a, 250 words for part b, and 300 words for the rest.

On average, the word count is less than 300 words per section. I have tried to cut down my words to make them as concise as possible without losing my message. Is this acceptable?

I didn't go over 300 in any of the areas, but I didn't feel like I was cutting anything out either. Keep in mind that you have to paste your responses into three separate text boxes.
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 16:39
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Are the word counts in Essay 1 strictly enforced? The reason I ask is because in Essay 1, I am getting 350 words for part a, 250 words for part b, and 300 words for the rest.

On average, the word count is less than 300 words per section. I have tried to cut down my words to make them as concise as possible without losing my message. Is this acceptable?


That is a question for Adcom: admissions@chicagobooth.edu

I personally have just under 10% over for the 3 questions.


The adcom mentioned that they will see the word count for each essay displayed for them by the application. Maybe it matters more to them than it does at other schools.
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Are the word counts in Essay 1 strictly enforced? The reason I ask is because in Essay 1, I am getting 350 words for part a, 250 words for part b, and 300 words for the rest.

On average, the word count is less than 300 words per section. I have tried to cut down my words to make them as concise as possible without losing my message. Is this acceptable?


That is a question for Adcom: admissions@chicagobooth.edu

I personally have just under 10% over for the 3 questions.


The adcom mentioned that they will see the word count for each essay displayed for them by the application. Maybe it matters more to them than it does at other schools.


I remember that, but they also mentioned that a little over is ok; just not a paragraph or paragraphs over.
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 05:59
Got this email from Booth this morning.
Do you have last minute questions before the Round One application deadline? Then join us today for a live chat with prospective students at 11:00 am CDT. We'll chat about the 2011 application and the admissions process.

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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 10:44
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Are the word counts in Essay 1 strictly enforced? The reason I ask is because in Essay 1, I am getting 350 words for part a, 250 words for part b, and 300 words for the rest.

On average, the word count is less than 300 words per section. I have tried to cut down my words to make them as concise as possible without losing my message. Is this acceptable?


That is a question for Adcom: admissions@chicagobooth.edu

I personally have just under 10% over for the 3 questions.


The adcom mentioned that they will see the word count for each essay displayed for them by the application. Maybe it matters more to them than it does at other schools.


Good point MBAgirl! I didn't think about the textbox approach.

In any case, I reached out to my editor friends and they brutally cut down (sheds tear) my essays. But the end result is that the essays are now at or under 300 words each! I think although I might have lots to say, knowing when to cut yourself off and shut up is priceless. :)


Hmm, on a side note, the last statement can metaphorically apply to liquor too...
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 11:01
Just submitted today for R1 for roll call purposes.

These next two months are going to last foreverrrrr
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 13:13
Gonna submit tonight for sure :-D

For essay words count, I did them to the max - 300/300/295/750 exactly. Good stuff :-D Hope they don't come up with different count. Looking back PPT was fun. I prefer Excel over Powerpoint but still it was good.
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Re: Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!! [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 18:48
does anyone happen to have the chat transcript from earlier today?
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does anyone happen to have the chat transcript from earlier today?


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