Posts Tagged ‘essay tips’

Georgetown McDonough 2013 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Sep 13, 11:15 AM   Comments [0]

To gain acceptance to Georgetown McDonough, you’ll have to prove to the adcom members that you have the skill, passion, and motivation to pursue an education that extends far beyond the campus gate. When the admissions committee is done reading your essays, they should hold...

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3 Tips for Showing Strengths in Your Application Essays

By - Sep 13, 10:50 AM   Comments [0]

One of most important pieces of advice I can give you regarding your personal statements and application essays is this: Show, don’t tell. Here are three tips to help you achieve this must-have writing goal: Show the steps you’ve taken. If you are writing about a goal...

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Emory Goizueta 2013 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Sep 6, 13:51 PM   Comments [0]

To ace your Goizueta essays, you’ll need to show—not just tell—that you have the skills, passion, and motivation to excel in a rigorous academic environment, and then in the business world at large. Illustrate who you are, what you want, and where you are going.   2013...

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MBA Admissions: Creativity Lessons from Pogue’s Wedding Proposal

By - Sep 4, 15:54 PM   Comments [0]

You may be familiar with David Pogue, who writes articles for The New York Times about technology (and writes dozens of books about technology, and hosts many television programs about technology, and so on). Recently he proposed to his fiancée in a most unusual way:...

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I’m About to Make Your Day…

By - Sep 4, 15:48 PM   Comments [0]

…by giving my essay a catchy opening line that doesn't turn you away or bore you to tears. See, I could have started this tip post with "Today I am going to tell you how to create a compelling essay opening," but you probably would have...

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Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 31, 12:04 PM   Comments [0]

According to the Cornell MBA admissions blog, Cornell "changed the direction of our questions this year to better understand your career choices and of course, who you are." Cornell MBA’s relatively short essay set is a strong opportunity to focus your application strategy and demonstrate your...

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Writing A Lead That Pops

By - Aug 28, 14:52 PM   Comments [0]

How many times have you wandered through a bookstore, opening up a book to read the first few lines only to quickly close it again? How often have you read one of those free samples on your Kindle, only to decide after a paragraph that...

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UCLA Anderson Essay Tips

By - Aug 27, 14:31 PM   Comments [0]

UCLA Anderson has only two required essays for first-time applicants, which will allow you only 1500 words to communicate directly with the admissions committee and make your case for admission to UCLA Anderson. Your personal qualities are of utmost importance to the admissions committee. With a...

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UVA Darden Essay Tips

By - Aug 27, 14:29 PM   Comments [0]

Continuing the trend started last year, UVA Darden again asks candidates to answer only one essay question. While you only have to write 500 words, you have to make those words count. Leadership is crucial to future Darden MBAs. Personal qualities are also crucial to...

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Cornell Johnson 2013 Executive MBA Application Questions and Tips

By - Aug 26, 14:28 PM   Comments [0]

Cornell Johnson Executive MBA Application Essay Questions The Cornell Executive MBA Program has three essay questions in its application, and they have remained the same for several years, indicating the program is consistent with what it wants to hear from applicants. One of the most important things...

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