Posts Tagged ‘writing techniques’

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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What Should I Write About? Making a Difference

By - Feb 3, 07:25 AM   Comments [0]

In my non-admissions life, I recently went to a lecture given by a biographer whose work I admire. In the course of his talk he mentioned that while writing about genius has merit, writing about typical folks and their extraordinary achievements is more valuable. The...

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Dealing with Word Limits

By - Jan 7, 09:59 AM   Comments [0]

Thanks, A Beautiful Mind, for bringing this up…Although these tips don’t come early enough to help you with your Ross essays, hopefully they will help you and others struggling to meet deadlines for schools with later deadlines. Some people appreciate the challenge; some people despise it....

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