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New post 13 Oct 2009, 09:46
Wow, fantastic tool. Thank you.

In keeping with the Kellogg trend, I've noticed that my essays differ quite a bit.

Career Progress and Why MBA - 30
Leadership - 40
Peers Select You - 58
People Would Be Surprised to Learn That I... - 73

Not that it means much but it makes sense as the content gets lighter from essay to essay

Anyway, thanks again...
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New post 14 Oct 2009, 07:34
DuckPond wrote:
Wow, fantastic tool. Thank you.

In keeping with the Kellogg trend, I've noticed that my essays differ quite a bit.

Career Progress and Why MBA - 30
Leadership - 40
Peers Select You - 58
People Would Be Surprised to Learn That I... - 73

Not that it means much but it makes sense as the content gets lighter from essay to essay

Anyway, thanks again...


73 is quite impressive...mine are in the 43-50 range, for all essays.
Pretty cool tool, even if it's just for kicks.
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New post 15 Oct 2009, 07:22
wiseguyMBA wrote:
DuckPond wrote:
Wow, fantastic tool. Thank you.

In keeping with the Kellogg trend, I've noticed that my essays differ quite a bit.

Career Progress and Why MBA - 30
Leadership - 40
Peers Select You - 58
People Would Be Surprised to Learn That I... - 73

Not that it means much but it makes sense as the content gets lighter from essay to essay

Anyway, thanks again...


73 is quite impressive...mine are in the 43-50 range, for all essays.
Pretty cool tool, even if it's just for kicks.



Thanks but don't be too impressed. "See spot run." gets a 100. :-D

As you said, mostly for kicks.
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New post 19 Oct 2009, 21:13
My goals essays came nowhere near the cut. Putting club names and course names just made the sentences officially harder to read, but would be easy for an adcom. (i hope).
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New post 20 Oct 2009, 22:40
This is interesting. It definitely points out the sentences that (if constructed poorly) would inhibit the flow of the essay. I scored a 74.3 on my essay written in first person present tense. It is definitely the most story-like essay and likely the most readable. Other essays got 48, 60, 52, 58 so I guess I am doing good on the readability scale. Now I just need to work on the my-essays-don't-suck-so-bad scale.

Thanks for the tool!
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New post 25 Oct 2009, 07:45
For Schools that dont have a word limit but have a page limit, Whats the best "Margin" to use on the page?

thanks in advance!
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