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how do you maintain your sanity? [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 16:53
i am going nuts and i still have to re-take my GMAT.. so far i have revised my HBS essays like 10 times..and every morning i get up I am not happy with what i did yesterday..

so far i have finished drafts for 3 schools..i think all i do is just hop from one schools essay to another and keep revising and revising like crazy..i am going nuts.. :x
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Re: how do you maintain your sanity? [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 17:42
haha you're in good company fresinha...it should comfort you to know that i haven't even finished one draft of an essay yet, and like you, i still need to re-take the GMAT.

the good news is my time procrastinating has been spent on daily yoga and cycling, which surely helps me clear the mind and relieve some stress. i even bought some birkenstocks today in preparation for berkeley, so at least my mind is in the right place :P (birks are kosher here in oregon too haha)

anyway best of luck to you, it will all be over soon! (but hopefully not too soon)
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Re: how do you maintain your sanity? [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 20:12
Not sure how to do it because essay #2 for UCLA has been giving me fits. I just can't seem to get the right words on paper to make it flow. I know my topic, but I'm just having a tough time.

One piece of advice I can give is to not be partial to any one sentence. Sometimes even deleting your favorite sentence in the paragraph might make it flow better. It may be that the one you feel is expertly crafted is really keeping the whole paragraph from synching together. I know once I have deleted some of my better written sentances that the ideas in the paragraph seem to mesh better.

Good luck to you.
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Re: how do you maintain your sanity? [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 22:03
fresinha12 wrote:
i am going nuts and i still have to re-take my GMAT.. so far i have revised my HBS essays like 10 times..and every morning i get up I am not happy with what i did yesterday..

so far i have finished drafts for 3 schools..i think all i do is just hop from one schools essay to another and keep revising and revising like crazy..i am going nuts.. :x


It's tough situation. It may not be a bad idea to focus on your essays (if you have stellar stories) and put the gmat on the back burner..unless you did horrible.
Re: how do you maintain your sanity?   [#permalink] 05 Sep 2008, 22:03
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