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New post 10 Sep 2008, 11:24
I'm sure this has been talked about, but I can't find it via a search. What are some key words that should be in the essays? Buzz words I've heard before include passion/passionate, teamwork, alas (seems to be famous), leadership...

Anyone got any good ones to throw in? I figure the adcom is like the gmat AWA graders, its all about buzz words!!!

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New post 10 Sep 2008, 11:34
I am not sure if this is a joke or not...

Buzz Words won't get you into school. I think everyone here would agree, essays are about as far away from GMAT AWA as can be.

It needs to be convincing, sincere, and realistic, and if words like "passion, interface, high-level, etc" help make your case than use them.

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On a side note - http://www.1728.com/buzzword.htm - Make your own!

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New post 10 Sep 2008, 11:53
I agree with Sam. If your essays are all buzzwords you will have a bland , cookie cutter essay that will not be appealing.

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New post 10 Sep 2008, 12:28
It was 50/50 between joke and seriousnous. Take the word alas, I don't think I've ever heard somebody say it when they are speaking. Yet it makes its way into many many essays. Just wondering what other words out there people use to make them sound like a better writer or catch the adcom's eye. I bring up passion because bschools like passionate people, so you have to say you're passionate about something, besides increasing your salary.

Keep in mind this is more for fun than real advice. I know the standard essay advice, I got the books. Just wondering what buzz words people are using to make them sound intelligent/interesting/funny/etc...

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New post 10 Sep 2008, 12:31
The buzz word is "synergy", now work that in.
Ex. Conducted synergy building exercise of drinking other people's beer. :-D
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New post 10 Sep 2008, 13:01
I used the word "poopy" in an essay. Bad idea?
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