Posts Tagged ‘writing the mba application essay’

How to Stay Within Essay Word Limits by Reducing Verbal Verbosity

By - Jan 9, 06:30 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...

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Three MBA Application Poisons and Their Antidotes [Video]

By - Jan 9, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

You need to write impressive MBA application essays if you want to grab the attention of the admissions readers and snag a coveted interview invite (and then actually score a seat in the next class). But what should you write about? What shouldn’t you write...

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16 Grad School Application Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make [Episode 237]

By - Dec 16, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The application cycle is in full swing in early December, when I’m recording this podcast. In reflecting on the many applications that my colleagues and I review here at Accepted and the problems we help our clients deal with, I thought it might be a...

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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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6 Tips for Getting Started on Your Application Essays

By - Aug 8, 11:45 AM   Comments [0]

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a personal statement or application essay for college or grad school is finding the discipline to sit down and focus. Often, once you accomplish that, the ideas begin to form and the words begin to flow. The following 6...

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Using Anecdotes to Write Memorable MBA Essays

By - Jun 25, 16:36 PM   Comments [0]

Why does it matter if you write memorable MBA essays? Because the average top tier business school can read up to 40,000 essays in any given application season. THAT’S ALMOST 400 POUNDS OF ESSAYS. That’s as much as a TIGER. They read a TIGER’S worth of...

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How to Edit Your Application Essays

By - Dec 19, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

In an exclusive interview with… well, herself, Linda Abraham shares some advice that she’s learned over the course of almost two decades of application essay editing. Listen to the full recording of this excellent episode to learn concrete steps you can take right now to ensure...

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Resourceful Essay Recycling

By - Nov 5, 13:35 PM   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. How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in each? Did you know that you can probably adapt one essay...

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Personal Statement Tip: Use Vivid, Active Verbs

By - Sep 11, 12:39 PM   Comments [0]

I watched a candle burn a few nights ago. It happened to have a particularly nice flame that conjured up many different images: • The flame stood erect. • The flame danced. • The flame cavorted. • The flame pranced. • The flame swayed. • The flame flickered. • The flame fluttered •...

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Maximize Your MBA Application: 3 Techniques for Essay Success

By - Sep 9, 09:38 AM   Comments [0]

This is the fourth post our new series, Maximize Your MBA Application: 5 Tips for Succinct Essays. Follow the series on the blog or download our special report to learn the tips and tricks needed to focus on the critical and trim your essays down...

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