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London business school essays [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2011, 02:03
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This year LBS essays were killing me. And I just couldn't find any statistics to make a decision. So I ask this year applicants to make a short list to help future generations. I would have been happy if someone had saved my time....This year "Please do not write more than the specified word limit for each essay. Any extra words or essays may be disregarded." Just freaked me out.

So:

Result - ding/int/waitl/admit
Word count -
1 ?/750
2 ?/300
3 etc
Tone - formal/informal
School name - LBS vs Full name
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Re: London business school essays [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2011, 02:07
I'll be the first
Result - admit
Word count-
1 751/700
2 312/300
3 309/300
4 314/300
5b 149/150

So 5% rule =)

Tone - informal very

Name - London business school (LBS) and just LBS from then on
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Re: London business school essays [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2011, 03:52
Great initiative - I believe my essays were 5-10% over and I used LBS everywhere as well after the first time.
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Re: London business school essays [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2011, 03:08
Great Posting thanks for sharing.
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Re: London business school essays [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 01:30
Hi,
Result: admit.

I did not stick to the word count limit for any B-School essay.
I used the 5% rule and sometimes even went up to 10% above the limit (never tried going above 10%) - only exception to this rule was IMD, where you can't go over the character limit, as the application form won't let you do so.

For LBS, I did the same as other posters, ie used 'London Business School' first, then used 'LBS' throughout my essays.

I was admitted to every school I applied to (1 reply still pending), so I guess the word count limit is not strictly enforced by many schools (I applied to 6 pgms).

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Re: London business school essays [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2011, 14:17
hi guys - out of curiosity, what was your background and profile when you applied for LBS? Going to apply this year and am curious about admission profiles

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