Posts Tagged ‘essay tips’

Fatal Flaw #3: Clichéd Writing

By - Nov 30, 03:31 AM   Comments [0]

Don’t hide your lucid answers to essay questions behind meaningless verbiage and abused clichés. I once read an interview with a recent grad. (To protect the guilty, I won’t link.) “As a new company in a new space, we need to exceed client expectations, so first...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Offers Essay Advice

By - Nov 29, 21:41 PM   Comments [0]

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina has begun a series of tips from the MBA admissions office, the first of which tackles the essay portion of the application. Unless you're a natural writer, the essays are perhaps the most stressful component for most...

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Writing a Powerful Leadership/Achievement Essay

By - Nov 21, 03:05 AM   Comments [0]

  In honor of the first birthday of MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen, we are posting a series of excerpts from the book throughout November. This post is excerpted from Chapter 6:...

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Making Connections that Matter in Your MBA Essays

By - Nov 20, 03:25 AM   Comments [0]

In honor of the first birthday of MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools, by Linda Abraham and Judy Gruen, we are posting a series of excerpts from the book throughout November. This post is excerpted from Chapter 5:...

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Consortium 2013 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Nov 19, 13:47 PM   Comments [0]

Applying to the Consortium will save you time when it comes to applying to individual MBA programs—but that’s not to say you’re not going to have to put in the time to get this application exactly right. The Consortium application essays require that you prove...

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2013 MIT Executive MBA Application Essay Tips

By - Nov 8, 13:13 PM   Comments [2]

This set of essay questions culls those applicants who are agile thinkers; who discern, or even better create connections among disparate elements; and who have the desire and ability to transform ideas into effective action and lead change within a context of flux and uncertainty....

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Fatal Flaw #5: Muddled Thinking

By - Nov 1, 14:45 PM   Comments [0]

I am not sure why I made muddled thinking the last flaw. Good writing starts with good thinking and ends with lots of editing, but editing is a topic for another series. Let’s stick with thinking in this tip. One of the biggest causes of...

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London Business School Executive MBA 2013 Admissions Tips

By - Oct 30, 15:22 PM   Comments [0]

This set of essay questions is one of the most comprehensive among EMBA applications. LBS is keenly interested in the right fit for its EMBA class, in terms of experience, goals, perspective, personality, character. Hence, the essays push you to articulate what you will bring...

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2013 Duke MBA—Cross-Continent Program Application Essays and Tips

By - Oct 29, 04:15 AM   Comments [0]

The current Duke MBA – Cross Continent Program essay questions cover broad ground potentially, although there are just two required. They give you leeway to identify and describe the experiences, skills, and other factors that will most advantageously represent your candidacy. Moreover, the fact that...

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USC Marshall 2013 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Oct 27, 23:01 PM   Comments [0]

What will you gain from your two years at USC Marshall, and what will the school gain from you during that time? These are the questions you’ll need to keep in the back of your mind as you prepare your USC Marshall application essays. The...

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