GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 13 Dec 2019, 16:05

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

is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 28 Aug 2016
Posts: 164
is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Aug 2018, 13:26
Guys,

Do you think 1300 is too long for HBS? 1300 words is not much different from 1000 words though?
Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Status: Winter is coming
Joined: 10 May 2015
Posts: 296
Location: United States
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V40
GMAT 2: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.9
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Aug 2018, 13:47
I don't think that's too long. Mine's about 1,200 words.
bondtradercu wrote:
Guys,

Do you think 1300 is too long for HBS? 1300 words is not much different from 1000 words though?
Intern
Intern
User avatar
S
Joined: 29 Nov 2017
Posts: 47
Concentration: General Management, Operations
Schools: LBS '21 (M$)
Re: is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Aug 2018, 18:56
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...?
INSEAD School Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: MBA Admissions Consultant
Affiliations: MBA Prep Coach
Joined: 24 Mar 2015
Posts: 2435
Farrell D Hehn: MBA
Re: is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Aug 2018, 18:07
1
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.
_________________
Farrell Dyan, MBA Admissions Consultant
Verified reviews posted on http://MBAPrepCoach.com
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Aug 2018
Posts: 44
GMAT 1: 700 Q45 V40
GPA: 3.99
Re: is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Sep 2018, 04:18
Harbus book has almost all the essays above 1100. But I would also try to stick to 700-1000 words
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 28 Aug 2016
Posts: 164
Re: is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Sep 2018, 09:38
MBAPrepCoach wrote:
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?
Intern
Intern
User avatar
S
Joined: 29 Nov 2017
Posts: 47
Concentration: General Management, Operations
Schools: LBS '21 (M$)
Re: is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Sep 2018, 19:06
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...
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 23 Jan 2017
Posts: 5
Location: United States
Schools: HBS '21 (S)
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 2.9
Re: is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Sep 2018, 21:31
bondtradercu wrote:
MBAPrepCoach wrote:
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.

Good luck!
Stacy Blackman Consulting Admissions Consultant
User avatar
S
Joined: 23 Jun 2015
Posts: 267
Re: is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jul 2019, 10:54
HBS has never asked "Why HBS?" -- they are well aware why everyone wants to go there and what they have to offer. : ) So I would not waste your precious word count on paragraphs about that (also, FYI, I make all my clients stay under 1200 words, and disagree that 800 is too short (from a previous poster)) UNLESS there is some unique aspect of their program that you can naturally mention in the flow of your essay that has to do with something you are already writing about.

HBS has always valued brevity and clear communication, so if you can tell them something about yourself that is not elsewhere on the app (that's what they're looking for in a succinct manner -- insight into what drives you, why you've made certain decisions, or why you have the goals you have (if fairly different from what you're doing now) -- that will never count against you. If you go over 1,200 words, you will likely start losing them.

Hope that helps! Good luck!

eastcoastchamps wrote:
MBAPrepCoach wrote:
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?

_________________
I've been an admissions consultant with Stacy Blackman Consulting since 2008. I went to Harvard Business School for my MBA and Michigan Ross for my BBA. I have helped clients gain acceptance into all of the top programs and am a big believer in letting your voice and your personality shine through in your application materials. Best of luck!

Interested in a free 30-minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact

Erika Olson | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Aug 2019
Posts: 8
is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Aug 2019, 05:15
Agree with you. For essay writing now there are services like this - https://paidpaper.net/essayvikings-com-review at such services, even reviews do. As for me, it is very useful. You can understand what features work with a particular service. Learn about its advantages and disadvantages before you pay the money. In fact, thanks to such reviews you have a rough understanding of what you buy and it is useful. Because sometimes it is very important to get an essay as soon as possible and to have it well written.
GMAT Club Bot
is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?   [#permalink] 24 Aug 2019, 05:15
Display posts from previous: Sort by

is 1300 words too long for HBS essay?

  new topic post reply Update application status  

Moderator: sroy4






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