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Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 20:39
Does anyone have access to sample goals essays? All schools pretty much require the goals essay and at the schools I'm applying to, it is the longest essay required. But for me, 750 words seems like quite a lot to write about...

I'm just looking for ways to structure the essay, what kinds of things to talk about, level of specificity, etc.
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Re: Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 21:14
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Does anyone have access to sample goals essays? All schools pretty much require the goals essay and at the schools I'm applying to, it is the longest essay required. But for me, 750 words seems like quite a lot to write about...

I'm just looking for ways to structure the essay, what kinds of things to talk about, level of specificity, etc.


There are some essay edit sites that offer you examples of corrected essays that might give you a little insight however you really should try to try your own style to make it unique. Typically essays are broken down into Career progression, Short term Goal, Long Term Goal, Why XXX school.

I personally try to make it 1/3 Career Progression, 1/3 Goals, 1/3 Why XXX school. Some schools you don't really need to mention why XXX in the goals essay.
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Re: Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 21:25
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Re: Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 01:09
bigoyal wrote:
Check out this site, it has quite a good number of different essays
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/mb ... ssays.html

I found this link while working on my essays.


Great link! Thanks!
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Re: Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 07:05
wow these are good essays. wish I could write like that
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Re: Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 07:22
Great, thanks! +1
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Re: Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 07:55
Thanks very much for the link.
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Re: Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 01:13
Thanks a lot. The BW essays seem promising.
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Re: Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2009, 21:11
bigoyal wrote:
Check out this site, it has quite a good number of different essays
http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/mb ... ssays.html

I found this link while working on my essays.

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Re: Goals Essay [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2009, 19:19
I have that book ("Great Application Essays for Business Schools") sitting in front of me and I am using it as a template guide for all my essays. I definitely recommend it.
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