Posts Tagged ‘From Example to Exemplary’

Personal Statement Tip: Less is More

By - Oct 23, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Most of us have heard the saying “less is more,” but how many of us put it into practice when it counts? Your application essays are the perfect forum for reaping the benefits of this deceptively simple principle. What does “less is more” really mean? It’s the...

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4 More Elements to Telling an Attention-Grabbing Story

By - Jun 11, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In our last post, we illustrated 5 key story elements with these opening application essay lines: The moment I found the lump, I suspected my life was about to change – in a big way. It was mid-May 2011. I was a busy consultant in...

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3 Valuable Lessons from Sample MBA Essays [Video]

By - Feb 17, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The goal of your essay should be to provide a clear, engaging snapshot of who you are to the admissions readers. When they’re done reading your essays, you want them to think, “Wow – this is a person I want to get to know better!”...

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Writing Your Career Goals Essay

By - Dec 17, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

In our How to Write Exemplary Application Essays blog series, you’ll learn how to create exemplary essays by analyzing sample successful application essays. A career goals essay, similar to the graduate school statement of purpose that we discussed in a previous post in this series, demands a laser-like focus....

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Choosing a Theme for Your Statement of Purpose

By - Dec 10, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In our How to Write Exemplary Application Essays blog series, you’ll learn how to create outstanding essays by analyzing sample successful application essays. All effective essays have a distinctive voice and theme. Referring back to the essays we looked at in the first post in this series, we...

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Identifying the Ingredients of a Winning Application Essay

By - Dec 3, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In our How to Write Exemplary Application Essays blog series, you’ll learn how to create outstanding essays by analyzing sample successful application essays. Let’s jump right in and get started by looking at two sample essays to see what makes them so effective. The first essay, The Public...

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From Example to Exemplary # 5: Revise and Polish Your Essays

By - Mar 12, 08:30 AM   Comments [0]

Lesson #5 of a five-part series for drafting exemplary essays. You've got your first draft ready -- this is a great milestone! Now it's time to revise and edit; outstanding essays are not sprung into the world on the first draft. Here’s how to edit...

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From Example to Exemplary #4: Let’s Get Drafted!

By - Mar 11, 13:12 PM   Comments [0]

Lesson #4 of a five-part series for drafting exemplary essays. Now that you have a clear sense of what makes an essay effective, and have reflected on the questions that have helped you develop your theme, it’s time to start writing. Before you begin, write an...

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From Example to Exemplary #2: A Theme for Your Statement of Purpose

By - Mar 9, 11:02 AM   Comments [0]

Lesson #2 of a five-part series for drafting exemplary essays. All effective essays have a distinctive voice and theme. Referring back to the essays we looked at in “Identifying the Ingredients of a Winning Essay,” we might say that our MPH candidate’s theme was his...

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From Example to Exemplary #1: Identifying the Ingredients of a Winning Essay

By - Mar 8, 11:11 AM   Comments [0]

Lesson #1 of a five-part series for drafting exemplary essays. As you gear up to write your application essays, you may have looked at some sample essays only to ask yourself afterward, “Sure, these are great, but what do these essays have to do with...

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