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## Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

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### Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by MBAPrepCoach » Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:54 pm
Keep in mind, a lot of business schools have a variation on this question, so don’t think these tips are intended for HBS alone. And, you can generally apply this information to other essay prompts as well.

The prompt:
As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program?

The tips:
• Figure out your “throughline” – a connecting theme, plot, or characteristic. Focus on that; don’t try to do all the things. Deep, not wide.
• Demonstrate leadership, of course. If you decide to go the path of several smaller anecdotes, show leadership in various settings (work, group-related hobbies, serving on the board).
• Be personal. If you talk about work, make sure it truly helps them to get to know you, your defining characteristic, an aspect of you that is true in every setting. Start with
• Don’t include information mentioned elsewhere. Follow the instructions. HBS advises you avoid “essays that are basically a paragraph version of your resume.”
• Move away from analytical thought; the goal is to create emotional resonance. Help them get to know you as your friends do. HBS also advises you avoid submitting “essays that aren’t about you.”
The end result:
A memorable application that demonstrates who you really are and what you bring to the table – subsequently opening the door to an interview.

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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by Andrew9202 » Sat May 28, 2022 2:50 am
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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by gregadamson » Mon May 30, 2022 2:51 am
Thanks a lot for help! Impressed, I will try to use it, I will share the result

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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by MBAPrepCoach » Tue May 31, 2022 12:28 am
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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by Brian_90Web » Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:06 am
Essay writing is a very difficult process. You can sit for days on materials, but the text will be terrible.

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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by JeffThorsen777 » Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:07 am
Thanks a lot!

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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by laurab » Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:02 am
Thanks for these tips.

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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by vassapa » Mon Dec 26, 2022 2:46 am
A well written MBA essay will be a solid asset in your application. The essay will demonstrate your ability to analyze information and express your thoughts in an effective and concise way. In order to write a successful MBA essay, you need to put in some time and research.

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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by sandip_bhattacharya » Mon Apr 10, 2023 8:53 am
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the post. A well written essay needs a lot of elf reflection and and the ability to connect the dots of your life. Moreover, you need to know how to narrate your life stories with suitable anecdotes.

The essay question of HBS is an open ended question. Hence, I believe that applicants need to choose the central theme of the essay before they pen down the essay.

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### Re: Tips for Writing an Outstanding Essay – HBS

by SimonCline » Wed Apr 12, 2023 3:49 am
These are excellent tips for approaching the Harvard Business School MBA program essay prompt, and they can be applied to other essay prompts as well. The throughline is an essential element to keep in mind, as it helps to tie together different parts of your personal and professional background and creates a cohesive narrative. Leadership is also crucial, and it's important to show it in various settings.

Being personal and providing context about yourself is critical because it helps the admissions committee get to know you beyond your achievements and accomplishments. As the tips suggest, it's essential to avoid duplicating information from other parts of your application and to steer clear of overly analytical thought, as the goal is to create emotional resonance.

Ultimately, your application should help the admissions committee see who you are as a person and what unique qualities and experiences you bring to the table. By following these tips, you can create an essay that is both memorable and compelling and that sets you apart from other applicants.

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