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Joined: 03 Jun 2007
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Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
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Note: I highly recommend Richard Mountak's "How to get into the top MBA programs" and Paul Bodine's "Best Application Essays" books.

Also, b-school consultant webpages have good information that's free too:

Clear Admit:
http://blog.clearadmit.com/
(look for Essay Topic Analysis)

Accepted.com:
http://www.accepted.com/MBA/Default.aspx?linkid=leftnav

Stacy Blackman:
http://blog.stacyblackman.com/category/essays/

Here are other threads that may help you:

General Essay Tips:
Adam Markus Tips and Tricks
http://adam-markus.blogspot.com
My Essays are like Biriyani - great thread!
103-t49783
Are essays really that time-consuming/stressful? - YES THEY ARE
103-p454264
writing process
http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50909
How do I make my essays read better?
http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/103-t51031
Advice on essays (practicing for next year's essays)
http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/103-t59295
When writing essays, can you refer to other essays?
103-t49749
Books for MBA Admission
103-t47176
Essay / Application Books? Which ones?
103-t30824
How to Stand out and be Creative on Essays
103-t45046
I Have Awesome Essays
103-t43280
Referring to essay #2 in essay #1..ok?
103-t41868
Mentioning professors in essay?
103-t40837
Quotes in Essays?
103-t40678
Essays and Adcoms
103-t40488
Kellogg Essay Fonts
103-t40458
Ethical dilemma essay query:adcom confidentiality agreement?
103-t40326
Should we add this "learning part to" short essays
103-t40288
Using contractions in essays
103-t39871
A question for you indians and asians?
103-t38757
Where should I start?
103-t38638
My break is over. I have begun writing (humorous)
103-t37613
Essay Help/Any Thoughts?
103-t33753


Essay Length and Word Count:
How long should your essays be?
103-t49816
Struggles with Essay Length
103-t53359
Essay length not specified
103-t55403
Word count versus Character count
103-t54339
Did anyone go over their essay word limit?
103-t41864
Thoughts on Word Counts
103-t40961
Word Limits
103-t39029
Refusing to adhere to word limits on at least one essay...
103-t37379
Changing the margins on the pages
103-t37058


Specific Essay Question Types and School Questions:
Essay Question: Challenges while taking the program
103-t59422
contributions to mba program
103-p283238
Please help to calrify with this question.
103-t40700
Kellogg 3rd Essay
103-t40674
Essay help: "Complete the following statement:"
103-t40679
Need some help with Cornell Essays
103-t39607
Yale Essays are quite vague
103-t39563
essay advice requested..
103-t39500
Columbia essay
103-t38631
Michigan Essay About Leadership
103-t37621
Darden essay-help
103-t37643
UCLA leadership essay question 2
103-t37151
Essay Question (McCombs)
103-t37137
Stanford Essays A & B
103-t36980
Sloan essay - advocated for a position
103-t36535
Carnegie mellon essays - need some suggestions
103-t36788
Essay - Impact
103-t35679
Harvard Essays (Ethics)
103-t33002
Chicago Essay question (recommend book/movie/play)
103-t33897


Optional Essays:
Optional Essay Question
103-t41569
how do you explain a weak GPA?
103-t35031

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GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 03 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
Followers: 65

Kudos [?]: 338 [0], given: 14

Re: Essay Best Practices [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2010, 09:20
added the link, thank you and will delete the posts soon.
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