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Essay Tips

by MBAPrepCoach » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Essays vs. Recommendations

When it comes to the essays, with most applications, you want to give them a personal dimension.

Work is already covered in the letters of recommendation, resume, application boxes. There are exceptions, but do your best to use personal examples if they make sense. Strive to give adcom a 360-degree understanding of you, allowing them to develop a sense of empathy and attachment to you as a candidate.

Let me let you in on a little secret. You want the reader to feel an EMOTIONAL CONNECTION to the person on this piece of paper. EMOTIONAL. And this is best done by tapping into the universal-type stuff.

Take the adcom to the movie of your life for a moment.

Essay Checklist

• The essays use anecdotes and examples that are written in chronological order. The reader can mentally see the story unfold.
• The story is told in brief sentences in universal, non-jargony language.
• Each essay shows a different side of you, yet all of them feel authentic, sincere, and accessible.
• They demonstrate self-awareness, personal growth, leadership, and/or results-orientation.
• You reach the reader on both an analytical and emotional level.
Farrell Dyan
MBA Admissions Consultant
"You don't often come across people who are as perceptive and also genuinely empathetic." - EM. NYC

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Re: Essay Tips

by JeffThorsen777 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:09 am
Thank you for the useful information. I've always had problems writing texts. And if I somehow coped with the essay, then to write a thesis I had to turn to specialists. I realized that I was not ready to sit for days on end for a mass of information and I could not correctly combine it into my work.