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essay - conviction [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2004, 20:20
Hello all - I'm in the midst of my essays, and am up against a severe writer's block.

The question is basically, describe a time when you stood up for something that you believed in, even though everybody else disagreed.

Most of my professional experiences in this area are minor and not very compelling (e.g., my boss wanted me to do an analysis one way, but I convinced him it should be done another way). The other option seems to be to discuss an ethical dilemma, but most of my ethical dilemmas did not involve others having an opposing view.

I know this is pretty open-ended, but any thoughts are highly appreciated to get me past this block.

Thanks again.
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The latter option (an ethical issue) is definitely more compelling, but it sounds like that may not be an option for you. If you go with something along the lines of business analysis, what will make it interesting is to make clear why it wasn't an easy decision. I've seen some essays of this type that basically made the decision sound like a no-brainer for all parties involved, even though some people obviously felt differently. If you feel that you must go with a pretty mundane topic, still try to keep it interesting by showing (as best you can) why your boss might have wanted something done another way, and why he felt strongly about it (hopefully he did; it makes it more interesting!).

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