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# advice for the optional essay

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04 Aug 2012, 21:18
Dear Experts,

I need your valuable advice for the optional essay of school applications. I am confused about the same. Should I mention my achievements/awards/extracurricular in the optional essay? I scored badly in my first attempt of GMAT because of center problem. GMAC acknowledged the same and offered me the free test. So, should i elaborate the reason of bad score in first attempt in the optional essay?

My details: GMAT: 710
Exp: 8+ years in project management of Oil & Gas company
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05 Aug 2012, 21:16
Without enough knowledge of your profile, it is difficult to advise what should you write in your optional essay.

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07 Aug 2012, 01:20
No. That would be a waste of space. Plus you would be pointing out your bad score. Why do that, when you got such a nicer score later??????

Use your optional essay for something that will boost your profile more.
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