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  • Here’s our wrap-up post for WRITING WEEK – which is actually not about writing. If you’re just joining us, the first of the series from Monday is here.

    So much can be learned from an essay.

    You may think it’s just a mechanical exercise that you have to get through, but honestly, an astute reader can glean so much about you ... Read More

  • The Baker Library at HBS

    HBS changed its essay question this year and made it no longer optional.

    At MBA Admissions Advisors, we thought that it would be useful to provide our readers with fresh recommendations to tackle Harvard’s new question. We also tried to summarize what the web is saying about it.

    Here is the new Harvard Business School’s ... Read More

  • Your three MIT Sloan Fellows essays must collectively convey the unmistakable message that you surpass your peers through consistently outstanding impact, and that you are destined to become a leader in your company and even industry.  Simultaneously, the essays must convey fit with MIT Sloan’s enduring emphasis on being an innovative, principled ... Read More

  • Students applying to business school might be wondering: “Which MBA admissions factors matter most? What is the order of importance of the GMAT, TOEFL, GPA, Resume, Letter of Recommendation, Essay, and Interview in my business school application?”

    When asked which of the various application components is most important, a lot of Admissions Officers ... Read More

  • ($) Timewarps.

    by EssaySnark on August 27, 2015

    Continuing with WRITING WEEK, today we’ll talk about flip-flopping (not the kind that politicians do; this is the kind that some of you do, in your essays, a lot). Here’s a comment we left on a BSer’s main Duke essay some time back: Again, why are you telling us this here? Either group all of…

    While much of the blahg is available ... Read More

  • Once you have completed this exercise, you will be able to immerse yourself in the things that matter most to you (from a preparation perspective) on a given day, and save time in reworking an entire practice paper, or on going back and learning an entire concept because of one small segment within it.

    Set up interactions with friends who are at a ... Read More

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  • We actually had a Brave Supplicant do this last year – and we were impressed with the creativity.

    We had read through several drafts of essays from this person and we kept commenting on the grammar errors around hyphenated words. We saw a bunch of instances like “team-dynamics” and “five-years” and “live-training” ... Read More

  • HBS just announced the launch of HBX Live, its new virtual classroom. While not immediately relevant to Full Time MBA applicants, this is truly an exciting piece of news from HBS. Indeed, HBX Live promises to open the HBS classroom and the school’s famous case method to way more participants than was previously possible.

    According to Harvard ... Read More

  • Today, you’re going to see a step-by-step college application strategy in action:

    How to Get into Yale and Stanford.

    First, we will tell you a little bit about our student’s background information. For privacy sake, let’s call him Brian.

    Then, we’ll show you exactly how we helped Brian get into Yale and Stanford.

    Let’s get started.

    HOW ... Read More

  • It’s Day 2 of WRITING WEEK on the EssaySnark blahg! In case you missed our starting post: Don’t cheat your reader. Today we’ll talk about combining essay-writing strategy and tactics. When you have hardly any space in a bschool essay, you need to make every word count. Seems obvious, right? If it were, then we…

    While much of ... Read More

  • You should be writing essays! To support you in that, this week we’re dedicating the blahg to posts about writing. This will be a fairly random assortment of tips and tricks for putting together a strong MBA application essay. We’ll start at the end.

    Essays have three parts: Intro, body, conclusion.

    It’s like a dog: Head, body, ... Read More

  • Here’s a quick list of mistakes we see people making in their bschool apps All. The. Time.

    Underestimate the importance of Round 1. Toss out totally ambitious career goals – like saying you want to be CEO. Toss out totally ambiguous career goals – like saying you want to lead a company. Paper the country with applications. Use the ... Read More