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MBA Application Essays: Books & other Resources ?

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Please suggest some good books and other resources on MBA Application essays.

Does anybody have the book titled : Business school essays thet made a difference by Nedda Gilbert From Princeton Review .Please inform.

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by Vitalina » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:20 am
^^ I have this book by Nedda Gilbert. I found it very useful.
I am rather good at writing essays, but I aways need an initial push - where to start the essay, and what shall I start with.
Browsing through the essays in this book gave me a good what I should write and how. I almot felt inspired after reading some of the essays. So, my personal opinion, it's a very good help! :)

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by money9111 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:58 am
I bought this book, but haven't read it yet because I'm focusing on my GMAT prep otherwise I won't need to write any essay haha.. but:

65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays

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by Aman verma » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:40 pm
money9111 wrote:I bought this book, but haven't read it yet because I'm focusing on my GMAT prep otherwise I won't need to write any essay haha.. but:

65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays

is a good one...
I was talking about this book you said you bought : Business school essays that made a difference by Princeton Review.

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by bhumika.k.shah » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:11 am
Are these books recommended by anyone ? Which are the best books for essays ?

Can anyone please guide ?

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by shashank.ism » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:20 am
bhumika.k.shah wrote:Are these books recommended by anyone ? Which are the best books for essays ?

Can anyone please guide ?
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by harsh.champ » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:27 pm
Hey guys,
I liked the "800 score AWA" guide.
Also you can check out "GMAT-CAT Answers to The Real Essay Questions ". It is available for a price of Rs. 895.
The book is divided into 3 parts:-
1)Getting Ready for GMAT Essays
2)Sample Responses to the Real Analysis-of-an-Issue Questions
3)Sample Responses to the Real Analysis-of-an-Arguement Questions


You can write ur essay response and then compare it with the sample responses.
It is very beneficial that way to point out your errors.
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by money9111 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:57 pm
i also think there are a lot of websites out there that are good for b-school essays.

https://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmiss ... essay.html
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by Aman verma » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:20 am
Hey fellows !! I was talking about MBA application essays but thanks anyway for providing your insights.
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by hk » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:25 am
Hi Aman,

I would like to second money9111's suggestion. I have read the 65 Successful Harvard Business school essays and found it to be a gem of a book. It has many essays and will give you an idea of the quality of essays that the adcoms are starting to expect.

You might also want to try Richard Montauk's How to get into the top MBA programs. This book is considered as the Bible of B-school application as it provides a wealth of information and also many sample essays from successful applications.
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by Aman verma » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:14 am
hk wrote:Hi Aman,

I would like to second money9111's suggestion. I have read the 65 Successful Harvard Business school essays and found it to be a gem of a book. It has many essays and will give you an idea of the quality of essays that the adcoms are starting to expect.

You might also want to try Richard Montauk's How to get into the top MBA programs. This book is considered as the Bible of B-school application as it provides a wealth of information and also many sample essays from successful applications.
My deepest gratitude to hk. Yes, I have bought copies of both the books you just mentioned and so far my impression is : they are indeed the best , the Richard Montauk's book provides valuable examples of rcommendation letters,actual essays, critical analysis of the essays . Fantastic books indeed !!
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by hk » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:40 pm
Great. I'm glad you liked the books. Now on to writing some brilliant essays and getting those admits :D

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