It is currently 18 Oct 2017, 04:53

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

#Essay Tip | Think then Write!

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
MBA Admissions Consultant
User avatar
B
Joined: 18 Apr 2013
Posts: 2226

Kudos [?]: 462 [0], given: 3

Location: Chicago, IL
#Essay Tip | Think then Write! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 May 2014, 08:53
Image

Want more free tips, info, and resources? Follow us on [Twitter] and like us on [Facebook]!

Whoa there - pump the breaks – think then write! Rushing into essay writing without proper planning can quickly lead to disaster. The essays are the most difficult part of an application and getting them wrong is the quickest way to the ding pile. Successful applicants invest the time upfront to think through their essay strategy which leads to more efficient and effective essay writing.

There is no secret formula or perfect strategy when it comes to essays. Instead, here are a few guidelines that can help you plan and storyboard your essays to get you started off on the right foot.

[Remember Your Audience] The readers of your essays are passionate admission committee members dedicated to creating a class of diverse, impactful students who can best contribute to campus life. Make sure you keep your audience and their objectives in mind when planning on how to tailor your essays. Treat your essay as a conversation not an academic paper!

[Assign Roles] Each essay is an important building block of your overall application. Therefore, it is important that you take a holistic approach to understanding what role you want each of your essays to play in conveying your unique strengths and story. It is helpful to have a complete list of your professional and personal experiences in hand before you try to figure out what to talk about where!

[Find Your Message] It is crucial that each of your essays is built around a central message or objective. Take the examples you have in mind for an essay and determine what the key takeaway needs to be. Then make sure that your message is authentic in that it captures how you really feel. Stay focused!

[Identify Key Points] Once you decide on a message, it is all about gathering all the key points that provide the support behind your story and determining how you want to sequence the points to create the most compelling story. Avoid generic, sweeping statements! If you say you have a specific skill, back that up with structured support.

When you have your essay drafted, remember – an experienced 2nd perspective can go a long way! At Critical Square, our Essay Editing services provide candid and tangible feedback – absolutely no fluff here. It’ll be rigorous but trust us, you’ll thank us in the end! Learn more [here]!

Want more awesome articles? Visit our [Blog]!

Bhavik
_________________

Critical Square | MBA Admissions Services

Web | Blog | Free Resources | Facebook | Twitter

Sign up for a free consultation today!

Was this post helpful to you? Give a Kudos and let us know!

Kudos [?]: 462 [0], given: 3

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 07 Oct 2017
Posts: 5

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: #Essay Tip | Think then Write! [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Oct 2017, 23:10
Thanks :)

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: #Essay Tip | Think then Write!   [#permalink] 07 Oct 2017, 23:10
Display posts from previous: Sort by

#Essay Tip | Think then Write!

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.