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Essays - Help !! [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2013, 18:42
Hi,

I have started working on essays. One of the essays requires me to share life experiences that will distinguish me and that will add value to the class.

I don't know where and how to start. How should I structure the essay...Please suggest tips

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Thanks for your posting.

In cases like this, if one does not come to mind quickly, you need to do some soul searching to determine those experiences that you deem to have had the most impact on you -- either personally or professionally. Realize the experience can seemingly not so important - it is the impact that it had on you (the focus being the impact it had on you and the subsequent contribution it will have on the class) -- that is the meat of the essay. Also, the question does not say a business experience - but a life experience - so the school is looking for an experience from another part of your life -- and want to see that you are open enough to share it and smart enough to apply it across different aspects of your life. Lastly, the school wants to se that you are confident enough to share non-work aspects of who you are - be open and honest and it will pay dividends -- also, this essay will become quite easy to write.

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Re: Essays - Help !! [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 02:38
ManhattanReview wrote:
Thanks for your posting.

In cases like this, if one does not come to mind quickly, you need to do some soul searching to determine those experiences that you deem to have had the most impact on you -- either personally or professionally. Realize the experience can seemingly not so important - it is the impact that it had on you (the focus being the impact it had on you and the subsequent contribution it will have on the class) -- that is the meat of the essay. Also, the question does not say a business experience - but a life experience - so the school is looking for an experience from another part of your life -- and want to see that you are open enough to share it and smart enough to apply it across different aspects of your life. Lastly, the school wants to se that you are confident enough to share non-work aspects of who you are - be open and honest and it will pay dividends -- also, this essay will become quite easy to write.

Good luck.

Kimberly Plaga
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Manhattan Review


Thanks Kimberly ..

Actually, Adcom needs "any unique events, life experiences, and qualifications .... "

So, I am considering beginning with my academic achievements and extra curricular activities,moving on to stress on leadership aspects and then summarizing why I am fit for the program.
Would this approach be ok ?
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Re: Essays - Help !! [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2013, 17:16
Sounds a bit mainstream and conventional to me.

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Re: Essays - Help !!   [#permalink] 14 Aug 2013, 17:16
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