Author Archive - Admissionado

Comparing GMAT Prep Options: Self-study v.s. In-Person & Online Tutoring

By - Aug 7, 06:12 AM   Comments [0]

Although its importance is often overstated, the GMAT is, of course, a critical factor in the MBA admissions process. While some applicants can achieve their target score without investing in any sort of GMAT prep service beyond purchasing some prep books, most applicants invest in...

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UT Austin (McCombs) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

By - Jul 29, 06:03 AM   Comments [0]

UT Austin McCombs is back again this year with the same prompts they’ve run for five+ years! These two are pretty simple, though the choice between a short essay or a video may be stressful for some. Don’t sweat it too much: while we might...

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UT Austin (McCombs) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

By - Jul 29, 06:03 AM   Comments [0]

UT Austin McCombs is back again this year with the same prompts they’ve run for five+ years! These two are pretty simple, though the choice between a short essay or a video may be stressful for some. Don’t sweat it too much: while we might...

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Using Evidence In MBA Essays: How Conspiracy Theories Can Teach You To “Show” Not “Tell.”

By - Jul 26, 05:50 AM   Comments [0]

What makes a claim persuasive? Every young writer has heard the dictum “show don’t tell,” but what does it actually mean? Why is everyone so hung up on it? The phrase has become such a buzzword in writing pedagogy that it can leave even the...

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Using Evidence In MBA Essays: How Conspiracy Theories Can Teach You To “Show” Not “Tell.”

By - Jul 26, 05:50 AM   Comments [0]

What makes a claim persuasive? Every young writer has heard the dictum “show don’t tell,” but what does it actually mean? Why is everyone so hung up on it? The phrase has become such a buzzword in writing pedagogy that it can leave even the...

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MIT (Sloan) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

By - Jul 24, 06:15 AM   Comments [0]

Continuing our coverage of MBA essay topics, let’s take a look at MIT Sloan. And… there’s nothing new to report! Sloan is using the same “cover letter” prompt they’ve been relying on for a few years. In our view, it’s needlessly confusing: People have a...

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Stanford (GSB) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

By - Jun 28, 09:11 AM   Comments [0]

Stanford has had the same two questions–“What matters most to you, and why?” and “Why Stanford?”–for years, and they remain two of the most challenging questions in the MBA application world. This year they’ve improved the clarifying instructions below each prompt, in ways that frankly...

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Stanford (GSB) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

By - Jun 28, 09:11 AM   Comments [0]

Stanford has had the same two questions–“What matters most to you, and why?” and “Why Stanford?”–for years, and they remain two of the most challenging questions in the MBA application world. This year they’ve improved the clarifying instructions below each prompt, in ways that frankly...

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The University of Chicago (Booth) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

By - Jun 26, 09:11 AM   Comments [0]

Booth used to be a very interesting application. This adcom was an early proponent of “picture essays” and PowerPoint presentations–but all that came to a screeching halt last year. The adcom replaced their open-ended submissions with two traditional MBA essays, and they haven’t reversed that decisions this...

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The University of Chicago (Booth) Essay Analysis 2019-2020

By - Jun 26, 09:11 AM   Comments [0]

Booth used to be a very interesting application. This adcom was an early proponent of “picture essays” and PowerPoint presentations–but all that came to a screeching halt last year. The adcom replaced their open-ended submissions with two traditional MBA essays, and they haven’t reversed that decisions this...

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