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is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?

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Do you think 1300 is too long for HBS? 1300 words is not much different from 1000 words though?
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New post 29 Aug 2018, 13:47
I don't think that's too long. Mine's about 1,200 words.
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Do you think 1300 is too long for HBS? 1300 words is not much different from 1000 words though?
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Mine is > 800 words... and I think it is too short. I read several samples before, and they are about 1300 words...

Does anyone know if they read all our essays or screen our profile based on work experience, GMAT, salary first...?
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I insist on a max of 1000 words; HBS values concision and the lack of word limit is partly a way to assess your respect for their time and sense of good judgement.
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Harbus book has almost all the essays above 1100. But I would also try to stick to 700-1000 words
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I insist on a max of 1000 words; HBS values concision and the lack of word limit is partly a way to assess your respect for their time and sense of good judgement.


Thanks - do we need to say why HBS and why now at the end? I understand it's now the Why HBS and Goals Essay - but do we need to have 1-2 sentences to tie it together and how HBS will elevate my dreams/ visions?
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bondtradercu wrote:

Thanks - do we need to say why HBS and why now at the end? I understand it's now the Why HBS and Goals Essay - but do we need to have 1-2 sentences to tie it together and how HBS will elevate my dreams/ visions?


I have "why HBS" but not why now...
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bondtradercu wrote:
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I insist on a max of 1000 words; HBS values concision and the lack of word limit is partly a way to assess your respect for their time and sense of good judgement.


Thanks - do we need to say why HBS and why now at the end? I understand it's now the Why HBS and Goals Essay - but do we need to have 1-2 sentences to tie it together and how HBS will elevate my dreams/ visions?


From what I gather they don't really care about the 'why HBS' part. My suggestion would be to outline what area you want to focus (ex marketing, strategy, etc) at HBS and tie that with your career goals.

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