Posts Tagged ‘personal statement’

Encore: Your Past Doesn’t Define You [Episode #228]

By - Oct 16, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

  This week we are airing an encore of one of the most populars shows of 2017. Many applicants focus on the past - both the good and the bad - to the detriment of their applications. Find out the role your past plays in admissions and...

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What 3 Essential Ingredients Must You Include in Your Statement of Purpose?

By - Aug 8, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

What are the essential components of a strong statement of purpose or MBA goals essay? The adcom will want to see a MAP of where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you’re headed. (A personal statement is slightly different in that your readers...

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The Miraculous 15-Minute ROUGH, ROUGH Draft

By - Jul 31, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Having trouble getting those first few words and sentences of your application essay up on your computer screen? Don’t fret – even the most accomplished novelists or famous journalists have a tough time getting started. Tempted to get up and do something – anything! –...

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First Drafts Of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

By - May 25, 17:20 PM   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. Moving Your First Draft from Just OK to Simply...

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How to Choose X Essay Questions to Answer from Y Choices

By - Apr 24, 08:22 AM   Comments [0]

If you face multiple essay questions on an application, how are you going to choose which one(s) you should answer and which one(s) you should skip? What factors should you consider when choosing the best essays for you? Appreciate Your Options! First, options are good! But they...

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Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!

By - Apr 17, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

One of things admissions committee members tell us again and again is that they wish – really, truly wish – that applicants would not try to write what they imagine the adcom wants to hear, and instead would just be themselves. Admissions committee members time...

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What is an Accomplishment?

By - Jan 16, 11:46 AM   Comments [0]

Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. That may sound straightforward, however, a fascinating brainstorming session of Accepted admissions consultants reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application staple? And how can you analyze your own...

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4 Ways to Show How You’ll Contribute in the Future

By - Jan 9, 11:53 AM   Comments [0]

Schools are looking for applicants who can show that they have strong leadership qualities and experiences, and demonstrate that they will actively contribute to their student/alumni communities, not to mention to the greater community and society. Yet grandiose, declarative statements and promises to be a superlative...

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The Importance of Obstacles in Your Application Essays

By - Dec 27, 03:02 AM   Comments [0]

When applicants write about their accomplishments, whether in personal statements for graduate school or in b-school essays that ask for greatest accomplishments, challenges, and the like, they almost always come up with real accomplishments: driving innovations that led to revenue boosts for their firms, conducting...

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Application Essay Tip: The Devil is in the Details

By - Dec 8, 11:40 AM   Comments [0]

You can argue about the devil, but certainly the substance, distinctiveness, and success of your essays depends on the details. Bringing Out Your Uniqueness in the Details Many applicants tend to bury their uniqueness and success under vague assertions. You don’t want to hide your achievements; you want to trumpet...

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