Posts Tagged ‘essay writing’

First Drafts of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

By - Jul 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Writing the first draft of your personal statement is probably the hardest part of the whole application process. And it makes sense – it’s not easy to capture so much of your experience onto a single page. Transforming your first draft from just OK to simply spectacular I’ve read...

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Duke Fuqua 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Analysis

By - Jun 23, 13:27 PM   Comments [0]

Duke Fuqua has shortened its MBA application essays for 2020-2021 MBA hopefuls. Previously, Duke had one of the longest MBA applications so this should come as a welcome and arguably necessary change for MBA hopefuls, putting Duke more in line with other competitive schools. This year's...

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Stanford GSB 2020-2021 Essay Analysis

By - Jun 16, 11:33 AM   Comments [0]

Stanford GSB, as expected, did not change the essay questions this year. However, Stanford lowered the combined word limit from 1150 to 1050 words, suggesting clients allocate up to 650 words on Essay A and up to 400 words on Essay B. This will encourage...

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Michigan Ross 2020-2021 Essay Analysis

By - Jun 5, 10:25 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business has released its application deadlines and essays for this season. Michigan Ross will have four application rounds for the 2020-2021 cycle and has pushed up the round 1 deadline by two weeks. This year’s deadlines are: Round 1:...

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Personal MBA Coach: How to Think About MBA Goals

By - Apr 16, 09:50 AM   Comments [0]

“What do you want to do after you graduate from business school?” This seemingly simple question can actually be one of the most difficult to eloquently answer. With a few exceptions, articulating your post-MBA goals is a crucial part of the application process. Most business schools...

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How to Stay Within Essay Word Limits by Reducing Verbal Verbosity

By - Aug 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Most applicants – whether applying to med school, law school, business school, or any other grad school or college program – need to deal with rigid character or word limits when writing their application essays or personal statements. You may start out thinking that you have...

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The Essays That Got Me Accepted to Kellogg’s MBA Program

By - May 7, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

All business school adcom members want to read essays that discuss the time you saved the day at work, right? That is what I thought when I first sat down to write my Kellogg business school essays. I racked my brain to think of heroic stories...

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Resourceful Essay Recycling

By - Dec 21, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You’re applying to six different schools and each one requires 2-7 essays/personal statements which equals…a whole lot of writing. PROBLEM: How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in each? SOLUTION: Adapt one essay from one application to another essay...

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Writing Tip: Understanding the Fine Line Between Confidence and Arrogance

By - Nov 13, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

“Tone” is often one of the aspects of writing that applicants find most difficult to pin down. And yet, when you’re writing, it is also one of the most important to control so that you maintain an appropriate tone for your purpose. One way to think...

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Why Write a Series About MBA Goals?

By - Nov 11, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

  A few years ago, in the good old days when Wharton still offered feedback to rejected applicants, I talked with a potential client who was reapplying to Wharton. I asked him whether he’d obtained feedback on his application, and he said yes. Well? “Actually they...

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