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MBA essays- 100% truth or some simulation/embellishment

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I have a candid question about writing MBA application essays. Are you expected to write only the absolute truth and real life incidents in your essays? Or is it understood that some simulation and embellishment is part of the game?

I am mainly asking in terms of the real life examples one may give in the essays. Let’s say, I’m describing my leadership skills and potential and I write a real life incident, but add some vivid details to create a dramatic effect. Would that be frowned upon and turn out to be a negative effect? I assume Admissions committees are trained enough to recognize embellishment in the stories. Please advice.


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New post 03 Sep 2018, 10:21
Hello from EddeGlobal!

Thanks for asking that question. A lot of applicants face this choice while writing their application essays.

The short answer is that you should never misrepresent your experience in these essays. The admission committees can see through any attempts to exaggerate your contribution and usually have a strict policy of declining applications that seem untruthful.

It is best to showcase the real experience and be honest about your contributions. You should make every effort to put your best foot forward, while keeping the answers honest.

Here at EddeGlobal we work with candidates to ensure that their essays are powerful and rich with real life experience. To learn more about our services please visit http://www.eddeglobal.com

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New post 04 Sep 2018, 00:01
sankar769 beyond having to keep up an "embellished" story for interviews, and hoping AdCom doesn't sniff it out (they will)
do you really want to build such a huge step of your career upon lies? It's important for you to feel you were admitted based on truth and not fiction, you will feel much cleaner about the whole thing. Put good energy into this project nothing contaminated, in my opinion. I am sure that you have compelling stories to share, just work with a coach on bringing out the best angles of them.

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I have a candid question about writing MBA application essays. Are you expected to write only the absolute truth and real life incidents in your essays? Or is it understood that some simulation and embellishment is part of the game?

I am mainly asking in terms of the real life examples one may give in the essays. Let’s say, I’m describing my leadership skills and potential and I write a real life incident, but add some vivid details to create a dramatic effect. Would that be frowned upon and turn out to be a negative effect? I assume Admissions committees are trained enough to recognize embellishment in the stories. Please advice.


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