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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 15:21
Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 15:30
Kwam - Done with them
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riverripper - Essays written (editting), cover letter not started, optional complete
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 21:02
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 22:15
First up respect to Kwam, ncp and xerox......thanks guys - tis things like these that I love abt gmatclub, sniff sniff. No seriously - appreciate you guys taking the time out - I am gonna bolster my why MIT - an I do have some very good reasons for MIT actually.

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Kwam - Done with them
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riverripper - Essays written (editting), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 22:20
A warning regarding LOR's

Spoke to the Adcom regarding me submitting an additional LOR - she said that they only look at TWO - an those are selected at random. Bottom line, whoever had registered three/four recommenders delete all but two - they do accept additional recos if you are waitlisted
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 23:17
next up adding to the roll call

Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editing), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
aurobindo - Essays written (editing), cover letter written (editing). Targeting R1. Most probably make it.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 23:37
Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editing), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
aurobindo - Essays written (editing), cover letter written (editing). Targeting R1. Most probably make it.
collegesenior - Starting on essays. Made broad plan for each. Apping in R1.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 07:29
I am trying to figure out the format for my cover letter. Looking for some opinions. Should I stick with the standard format

Date
Address

Dear, Mr X

All my wonderful content

Sincerely
RR
my address


Or just start with Dear, ignoring the addresses at the top and bottom.

Also are you counting all the words or just the words in the body of the text. 500 words is pretty tight so I dont want to waste 50 words with non-value added fluff.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 07:42
river, your format looks fine. The 500 word limit is for the body of the letter. The addresses dont count towards the limit. Some one who is an ex-adcom at MIT told me this.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 19:04
Are you guys including the question at the top of your essays or can the document contain the essays alone? With the question at top, my essays span 2 pages. I dont want ad-com to think I exceeded the limits too much.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 03:27
Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editing), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
aurobindo - Essays written (editing), cover letter written (editing). Targeting R1. Most probably make it.
collegesenior - Starting on essays. Made broad plan for each. Apping in R1.
Toploader - Cover letter 75%, 2 x 75% done, 2 x 0% done but I just had an epiphany on the topic... going to pound it out right now.

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 04:20
ncprasad wrote:
Are you guys including the question at the top of your essays or can the document contain the essays alone? With the question at top, my essays span 2 pages. I dont want ad-com to think I exceeded the limits too much.


I'm including the question... not sure though if it's necessary
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 06:28
Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - For better or worse, I am done with them. Reviewing 1 final time.
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editing), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
aurobindo - Essays written (editing), cover letter written (editing). Targeting R1. Most probably make it.
collegesenior - Starting on essays. Made broad plan for each. Apping in R1.
DrivinWest - Cover letter 75%, 2 x 75% done, 2 x 0% done but I just had an epiphany on the topic... going to pound it out right now.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 06:32
kwam wrote:
ncprasad wrote:
Are you guys including the question at the top of your essays or can the document contain the essays alone? With the question at top, my essays span 2 pages. I dont want ad-com to think I exceeded the limits too much.


I'm including the question... not sure though if it's necessary


Not necessary, but am doing it in the header......problem with MIT's essay topis is that they are so close that you can easily interchange some essays an topics......would rather not take a chance on that
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 13:24
One of my recommenders who is writing both my MIT and Ross LORs is leaving for vacation this Sunday. He hasnt even confirmed his email registration. When I call him, it goes to his VM. I am REALLY freaking out :cry:
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 13:28
Hell .. these recommenders are turning out to be such dangerous beings. I hope you get in touch with him and get everything sorted, prasad!
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 16:07
I am not worried about my recs for MIT, just that my essays suck. They are so boring and there is no way to really make them very interesting. Also due to the nature of my job they are extremely generic. My one hope is that most of the applicants face the same problem with trying to answer horrible and insanely specific questions in 500 words.

At least I have examples for every essay...just nothing in 500 words that I can make sound very impressive.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 16:11
river, I think everybody will face the same problems with the MIT essays. They are very specific and, at the same time, are very close to each other. Also, it is going to be very tough for everybody to keep these essays interesting (Considering how specific the essays are).

Last edited by mNeo on 25 Oct 2007, 16:13, edited 1 time in total.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 16:12
ive emotionally given up on this. ill review my essays this weekend and submit
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 16:36
HBS and Stanford are shots in the dark for a lot of people...thats what MIT is for me. I am in no way happy with my essays but still am going to apply just because.
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