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Question regarding Texas Application

Lisa, I'm hoping you can answer a question for me regarding an essay on the UT McCombs application. The question asks: At the McCombs School of Business, you will be part of an active and diverse community. How will you use your personal strengths and unique experiences to enrich the McCombs communi...

by Stockmoose16

Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Question regarding Texas Application
Replies: 1
Views: 954

Re: was versus were

logitech wrote:"I also realized that buying cars was the impetus driving my career success.

I also realized that STUDYING SC and SOLVING PROBLEMS was/were the impetus to my success

How about this ? :)
Good thing I'm not taking the GMAT again!!

by Stockmoose16

Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: was versus were
Replies: 2
Views: 955

was versus were

Which of the following is correct in the following sentence, was or were?

"I also realized that buying cars was/were the impetus driving my career success."

by Stockmoose16

Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Sentence Correction
Topic: was versus were
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Optional essay

Lisa, I scored a 690 on the GMAT -- 92nd percentile verbal, 70th percentile math. Since many of the top schools look for an 80/80 split, should I address my quant background in the optional essay? In my previous optional essays-- to HBS and UCLA -- I decided to address my lack of managerial experien...

by Stockmoose16

Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Optional essay
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Duke Fuqua Margins

Hi, I have a question about the short essays on the Duke Fuqua application. Duke doesn't give a word limit, but instead says it should be no smaller than 10 point font, and no longer than 1-page (1.5. spacing). But what about margins? Depending on margins and font size, this essay could fall anywher...

by Stockmoose16

Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Duke Fuqua Margins
Replies: 0
Views: 1447

Legacy recommendation

Lisa, I have a question regarding legacy recommendations. I've submitted my application to HBS with three recommendations (2 professional, 1 academic); however, I also have two uncles who graduated from HBS, and I'm wondering if it's considered bad taste to have them send a short note to HBS giving ...

by Stockmoose16

Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Legacy recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Dear gmat4babu, How long it takes you to write strong essays will vary based on the individual. It depends on how good a writer you are and how many questions there are. Some folks can write great essays in a couple weeks and others need 3-4 weeks and outside help to revise their thoughts/ideas int...

by Stockmoose16

Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: How much time is required for School Essays
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Submitting applications over the holidays...

Lisa, I'm wondering if there is any point to handing in applications over the next 12 days or so, since almost all the schools have sent letters saying their admissions office will be closed. I was hoping to get my applications in before the mad rush at the deadline, but I guess that will be hard to...

by Stockmoose16

Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Submitting applications over the holidays...
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Duke University -- Hotel Discounts?

Hello,

Does anybody know of hotels near Duke University that offer a promotional rate for MBA candidates visiting the campus?

by Stockmoose16

Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Duke University -- Hotel Discounts?
Replies: 1
Views: 1408

HBS word limit

Lisa, One of the Harvard essays asks for your three greatest achievements (and why) using only 600 words. I feel like I can't give any level of detail with this question, since I'm only afforded 200 words per accomplishment. I've tightened up my essay as much as I see fit, and I'm still at 626 words...

by Stockmoose16

Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: HBS word limit
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Free application peer review

Can anyone recommend a site offering free peer review of application essays? I cannot afford the pricey consultants on this board, but I am hoping to get some feedback on my essays before I submit them. I'm willing to give feedback to others, if they want it.

by Stockmoose16

Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Free application peer review
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Lisa, Why do you say that completing 6 applications is ambitious? Most of the schools only have 4 or 5 essays of less than 500 words each. I write for a living, but I've spent quite a few days procrastinating, because I can't figure out exactly what I'm supposed to write. Shouldn't 35 days be enough...

by Stockmoose16

Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Application Essays
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Application Essays

Lisa, Do you have any recommendations on how to start the application process? I'm applying to Harvard, MIT, Duke, UCLA, UT-Austin, and USC, and I haven't started writing the essays. I've got about 5 weeks to get everything done. Is there enough overlap between these schools essays that I can get aw...

by Stockmoose16

Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Application Essays
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Legacy @ Harvard?

Lisa, I wanted to ask you a question about legacy at business schools. My uncle (dad's brother) is an HBS grad, and though my profile is fairly strong, I'm wondering if it helps my chances at all having a family member who attended the school? I know that legacy usually only extends to mother/father...

by Stockmoose16

Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Legacy @ Harvard?
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Re: Dinged last yr...retake the GMATs again good idea?

Hi, was looking for advice on whether to take the GMATs again based on my current situation. I had applied last yr to 4 top schools (hbs, wharton, tuck & chicago gsb), i-viewed at all except hbs, and was dinged at each. Was thinking of applying again this yr. to different schools (nyu, columbia, ke...