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Sample Essay [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 14:12
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Now *this* is an essay. (source: http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~susan/joke/essay.htm )

3A. ESSAY: IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCES YOU HAVE HAD, OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS YOU HAVE REALIZED, THAT HAVE HELPED TO DEFINE YOU AS A PERSON?

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat 400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.

I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

But I have not yet gone to college.
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Re: Sample Essay [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 14:26
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Re: Sample Essay [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 14:29
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This reads like one of those ads for Dos Equis. Stay thirsty my friends.
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Re: Sample Essay [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 15:20
This looks like Chuck Norris' profile.

Chuck Norris does not need an MBA, MBA needs Chuck Norris! :-D
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Re: Sample Essay [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 16:36
In russia, MBA learns you.
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Re: Sample Essay [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 19:19
Where is helg ???
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Re: Sample Essay [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 19:27
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Dude, this is a classic. I remember reading this when I was applying for college.
Legend has it, the dude gained admissions to a top UG with this essay. He was applying for the creative writing program.
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Re: Sample Essay [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2010, 15:30
During CIM at Kellogg, the director of admissions does a "One of you" speech to the entire incoming class where she tells of random exceptional accomplishments by members of the incoming class (started a NGO, skydived 1500 times, etc). During this year's CIM she had a line that basically read: "One of you, when writing your application essay about what others admire about you, answered, 'My brevity.' "
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Re: Sample Essay [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2013, 10:56
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