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Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:03
@nav12c, @gmanster,

Gmanster wrote:
Now, as you say, you may have used the entire essay to point this out, but obviously your readers missed that fact. The question is, would you want to gamble and see if the Adcom catches it?


nav12c wrote:
I think to save any misunderstanding, you may want to consider makeing things a little more clear, you dont want the AdCon second guessing what you write.



I love this feedback. Thank you.

Here's what. I want to make sense of and incorporate the feedback I am getting - both from friends here at the Club and from my dad's (yeah, he's one of my proofreaders!!!) - but I want to stay true to the spirit of the essay I turned out. The damn thing has a friggin' soul of its own. I am already so attached to it.

So I am going to revisit the essay, think hard on how I can add to the essay without taking anything away.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:12
nav12c wrote:
budablasta wrote:
The damn thing has a friggin' soul of its own. I am already so attached to it.


Dont take it too personally and get attached to the essay, it's really a marketing tool for YOU! the main aim is to get the point across, save the soul stuff for when you get into the school.


Agreed, plus i think the word limit like 1500 right? seems so long ago that i wrote mine! You should have plenty of space to add to it.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:20
@Gmanster,

No I think they have been reducing the word limit over the years. It is 1000 now. I do know of a time when it was 2000. And you say you had it at 1500?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:23
budablasta wrote:
@Gmanster,

No I think they have been reducing the word limit over the years. It is 1000 now. I do know of a time when it was 2000. And you say you had it at 1500?


I applied this year, so it must have been 1000, but sure felt like more! I think i came in somewhere at 750.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:28
One more point to add: I have heard that the adcom just read the essay once, and things should be very clear in the first read itself. So just give the essay to someone who have not read your essays before, and ask them what is the first impression they get. if it is in line with what you intend to convey then you are fine. ( we generally ask the same person to proof read it again, so it may get the right results as the person is already aware of what you wrote).
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:35
KIRANR9P wrote:
One more point to add: I have heard that the adcom just read the essay once, and things should be very clear in the first read itself. So just give the essay to someone who have not read your essays before, and ask them what is the first impression they get. if it is in line with what you intend to convey then you are fine. ( we generally ask the same person to proof read it again, so it may get the right results as the person is already aware of what you wrote).


That's the next step. Yup. Absolutely. No, I don't want adcom to miss what I am saying.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 20:39
KIRANR9P wrote:
One more point to add: I have heard that the adcom just read the essay once, and things should be very clear in the first read itself. So just give the essay to someone who have not read your essays before, and ask them what is the first impression they get. if it is in line with what you intend to convey then you are fine. ( we generally ask the same person to proof read it again, so it may get the right results as the person is already aware of what you wrote).


Yeah, tell me something. And I honestly don't know the answer to this one. Isn't a typical adcom reviewer for a top bschool more sophisticated in what she picks up from an essay than a lay reader? If yes, then have you guys done anything by way of engineering your essay to suit this more sophisticated reader? Obviously, you don't want to make things too obvious and in-your-face. Yet, you don't want to put the veil on so tight that she can't take it off! So, how do you find the middle ground.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 01:36
Final decision is going to be released within 3 hours according to the Facebook page.

Good luck to everybody.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 02:46
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ALL THE BEST TO VRY1.... HOPE WE ALL GET IN..... :) :)


Leave one tiny seat for me guys. I am coming in the next round!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 03:00
Dinged.
Good luck to everyone else. I hope you get in :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 03:18
In, got my email at 6.42 AM.

Anyone going to Welcome Day?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 03:37
Got the letter. I'm in!! Does Oxford have a wait list?

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 03:43
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Got the letter. I'm in!! Does Oxford have a wait list?

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Congrats.. Me too.. Any mention of scholarship??
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 04:21
In!

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 04:31
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I also got the offer email. :)

It was send at 3.46 AM ( Pacific).


Congrats man!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 04:34
congratulations to all the R2 admits :)

there is a facebook group for the MBA/MFE class of 2013...feel free to join!!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 05:34
admitted :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 07:34
Ding!

Congrats to all that got in.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 07:56
Also admitted :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 09:00
I am waitlisted for MFE.. Any idea how many wait listed candidates are offered finally..??
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