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Need guidance in composing application form esays

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Need guidance in composing application form esays

Post Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:46 am
Hi to all wonderful people out there ,
I need some guidance in filling applications forms and composing essays. Any help or suggestion is appreciated.


First a bit about myself .. I was born and brought up in Kolkata, India. I am an engineer with 4+ years of experience in 2 software MNCs. I also have one year of international experience(US) in my kitty.


I returned to Indian shores in June this year, decided to take GMAT and studied for one and half months. I took the test on 2nd Sept, got a score 690 (v34, m49).

Though I am not exactly happy with the score, I have decided to go-ahead with the same and apply.

This is my first experience with GMAT and I have little idea regarding how to write the essays, how to make them stand out amongst thousand others etc.

I will be really grateful if any one in the forum shares his knowledge and expertise in this matter. Basically, I am looking for answers to the following:
1. What are the useful links/websites that can provide me guidance in writing good essays?
2. Is there any book that I can follow to master the art of writing essays typically required for B-schools?
3. Any other suggestions that will ensure my application does not end up in waste paper bins?

Thank you all in advance and best of luck to all members preparing for GMAT
Bye

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Post Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:14 pm
Thanks again aim.
I have booked another date on 10 th Oct.. hoping to score 700+ this time (not sure if this is a good decision).
I will try to apply to few institutes after that .. let's see. Yeah, I want to start applying this year.. i m getting old you know.. i m on the wrong side of twenty's

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Post Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:52 am
congrats randas.
www.review.com gives lotsa info for b schools public/private Smile

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Post Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:14 pm
Thanks again aim.
I have booked another date on 10 th Oct.. hoping to score 700+ this time (not sure if this is a good decision).
I will try to apply to few institutes after that .. let's see. Yeah, I want to start applying this year.. i m getting old you know.. i m on the wrong side of twenty's

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Post Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:52 am
congrats randas.
www.review.com gives lotsa info for b schools public/private Smile

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Thanks saysha.. I think I hit the bull's eye when I thought of posting my query here. The forum rocks..people have been directing me to the relevant links all along

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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:56 pm
check this random link. also read the comments that follows...

http://inblueblogs.blogspot.com/2006/08/essay-way.html

btw i hv long way to go... u applying this year?

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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:05 pm
Thanks a lot SummerSquall.
The link is directing me to Princetonreview website. Is this the intended link you are suggesting?

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Post Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:54 pm
A 690 is a very competitive score. No worries, dude! Nice job.

Another site to add to your list is www.review.com. There are some very useful articles there about applying to school, including what the schools are looking for in the essays.

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