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Thought I'd share... [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 10:44
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Dont know who wrote it, but came across it and sharing is caring, so here you go.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 11:06
Great guide Rhyme. Thanks for sharing.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 11:47
Excellenty Stuff!!!!!

I would like to highlight "Addendum 2: Thoughts on GMAT".

GMAT is generally way overrated at all places including GMATClub.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 12:35
nice!
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 14:06
great stuff! I have a question about the part regarding not saying what we think AdCom wants to hear .... I hear this all the time and I have no idea what they are talking about????
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 14:18
EconGirl wrote:
great stuff! I have a question about the part regarding not saying what we think AdCom wants to hear .... I hear this all the time and I have no idea what they are talking about????


Not being genuine.

For example, social enterprise is "hot" right now. Saying that you want to start a non-profit to save baby seals just because you think Derrick Bolton will be wetting himself when he reads the essay isn't going to help you much if it's coming out of nowhere.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 14:21
EconGirl wrote:
great stuff! I have a question about the part regarding not saying what we think AdCom wants to hear .... I hear this all the time and I have no idea what they are talking about????


Many people think that adcoms want to hear that you are an analytical wiz and a leader since you were born because you are leading your younger brother by 2 years. :) Don't just write what they want to hear (Leader, Innovative etc etc.). In summary be yourself and stress on the story and it's outcome. Adcoms are expert in seeing beyond the text and judging your potential.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 15:16
I'm not sure I agree with the "Don't list course numbers" comment. I think it demonstrates that you've researched the school's curriculum and thought of how certain courses could benefit you. Plus, it economizes on word usage!

Students and ad-coms generally know their course numbers.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 15:17
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I'm not sure I agree with the "Don't list course numbers" comment. I think it demonstrates that you've researched the school's curriculum and thought of how certain courses could benefit you. Plus, it economizes on word usage!

Students and ad-coms generally know their course numbers.


Mention a course name or two, but not course numbers.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 15:25
I've seen conflicting opinions on this... I was in touch with a former MIT adcom and he mentioned that course numbers are acceptable.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 15:52
Thanks for posting. It looks like it could be a helpful guide.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 18:20
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I've seen conflicting opinions on this... I was in touch with a former MIT adcom and he mentioned that course numbers are acceptable.


I just think it makes for poor writing. Who wants to read "I'm especially interested in ECON-C300"? Why not "I'm especially interested in Emerging Market Trends"

You really really think the adcoms have the coursebook memorized?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 19:50
I think it is perfectly acceptable to say:

"I'm interested in taking ECON123 and ECON124 to expand my understanding of economics in an entrepreneurial setting."
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 20:02
Maybe you can say ""I'm especially interested in Emerging Market Trends (ECON123)" to both achieve clarity and demonstrate that you have researched. Anyway, it is only 1 more word.

Franly, I don't think they will take you in or throw you out just because you quoted "ECON123" instead of "Emerging Market Trends". It is the whole package, the overall style, the complete picture that you are painting.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 20:27
saturnring11 wrote:
I think it is perfectly acceptable to say:

"I'm interested in taking ECON123 and ECON124 to expand my understanding of economics in an entrepreneurial setting."


I suppose it is. Personal preference is all.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Nov 2006, 22:27
can we make this a sticky before we loose it in the pile of all messages?
edit - please? forgot to be nice!
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Why don't I see anything? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2007, 06:27
Why don't I see anything? Have you uploaded files or something?
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Re: Why don't I see anything? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2007, 16:20
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Why don't I see anything? Have you uploaded files or something?


Looks like some attachments got lost in teh conversion. I'll look to see if I still have hte file.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2007, 19:14
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2007, 11:20
Nice one rhyme..Thanks a lot!!
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