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Presumptive Statements in Goals Essay?

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New post 19 Aug 2008, 20:04
Question, when writing your goals essays, is it frowned upon to be too presumptive? IE - "Following my Wharton MBA, I intend to..." Or is it better to not come off as cocky by saying "After attaining my MBA, I intend to..."? I prefer the former but don't want to sound too cocky or presumptive.

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New post 19 Aug 2008, 20:09
I have written mine in the form you first mentioned, "After earning my Duke MBA, I plan to..."

I think you are fine with either form.

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Nothing wrong with writing your essays from the viewpoint that you WILL be accepted.

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New post 20 Aug 2008, 06:50
I think it shows your positive attitude..either of them should be fine though..

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New post 20 Aug 2008, 08:26
sam77sam7 wrote:
I have written mine in the form you first mentioned, "After earning my Duke MBA, I plan to..."

I think you are fine with either form.

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ditto for my apps.

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