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Essay [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2005, 17:19
Okay the school I applied for is asking for a essay that address evidence (other than my GPA or GMAT score) which demonstrates my capacity to perform well in graduate school. I do not even know where to begin, exactly what are they asking for. Any tips or hints?
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I am not accepted.com, but decided to take the liberty of sharing one of my thoughts. Most MBA curriculum have a few "core courses" that you can view on their websites - some of them math/analytical and some management basics. My understanding is that a short course on Business statistics, financial accounting and micro/macro economics would put you in a high stage of preparedness to the rigorous 1st year. There are books like Schuman's series for statistics, etc that may be relevant. So, essentially the action point or your pitch can be
1. That you recognize your potential weak area - may be math/statistics. You can mention that you are out of touch from stats and that you plan to refurbish your fundamentals.
2. Identify the core courses for the 1st year and communicate that the short courses that you are taking will gear you up for the rigorous 1st year
3. Mention the community college or the school or private tutot that you'll engage with in the next few months and that you'd complete those short courses.

I think in essence it is to outline to the adcom that you know what your weakness are, you know what is required to scale through the 1st year and that you have identified the mitigation path.

All the best. Someone, pls correct my thoughts if wrong. Thanks.
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Re: Essay [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2005, 11:48
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Okay the school I applied for is asking for a essay that address evidence (other than my GPA or GMAT score) which demonstrates my capacity to perform well in graduate school. I do not even know where to begin, exactly what are they asking for. Any tips or hints?

I'm assuming that this essay is for an MBA program. Without seeing the other essays or knowing the schools, it's a little tough to answer, but I would take a different approach than the other poster. Your transcipt will show what classes you have taken. I would talk in terms of qualities that you will need that are not demonstrated by your GMAT and GPA. For example, b-schools require a lot of teamwork. When have you demonstrated you can work on a team? Bschool requires practical problem solving, which you may have shown at work. Success at b-school requires communications skills, where have you displayed that? Look for qualities necessary to succeed in b-school and not shown in raw stats.

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