The Unexpected Application Tip: Say Less!

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You’re sitting down at your computer, staring at the blank screen and racking your brains trying to think of some exciting way to start your MBA essay. You think: There is absolutely no way I will be able to fill this page.

You get a few words down. And then a few more. And then the ideas start pouring out and the next thing you know, you’ve got 1000+ words of pure genius – stories that show what an amazing leader you are, examples of your ingenuity and creativity, details about your other numerous talents.

But wait – what was the essay question again? And how long was it supposed to be?

Uh-oh. What started as a brain freeze has ended in a brain explosion as you realize you’ve gone 500 words over the limit. Now a new challenge arises: How are you going to trim half your essay and still present all your qualifications in a persuasive and engaging essay?


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