I am often asked about the “best essays” and believe me, there have been many wonderful answers. While some of this may not be directly related to the essay questions, putting time in for deep reflection will help you develop more meaty responses.
And I will write about what makes an essay a good one, but first let me start with some basics. The beauty is that we are not looking for one answer; we are looking for the story YOU wish to tell.
They include: Answer the Question One of the biggest mistakes that MBA applicants make is not answering the question they are asked.
If you are asked about your professional goals, then professional goals - not personal goals - should be the focus of the essay.
Your essay should be direct and pointed from start to finish. Remember, an MBA essay is meant to introduce you to the admissions committee. It is okay to describe admiring someone else, learning from someone else, or helping someone else, but these mentions should support the story of you - not cover it up. Basic Essay Tips As with any essay assignment, you'll want to carefully follow any instructions you are given.
Again, answer the question assigned to you - keep it focused and concise. Above all, give yourself enough time to write your MBA essays.Do they sound like you, rather than just answers to a question? We look forward to learning about you in the essays! Clients who went on to create memorable 2nd drafts absorbed everything I said. I recognize specific actions required to improve the client’s narrative. Those who couldn’t reach that level, blocked the learning I had to offer, from ego, fear of failure or some false belief about the writing process. Daily editing is a practice I used for my books, not for my blogs, newsletters or creative outputs that require fast turnaround time. They need several iterations of reading, re-reading, re-writing, and editing. It came from the impression of ‘what to say’ rather than ‘what you would say.' Edit them. Instead of daily editing, allocate time for session editing.1. Unless you get the support of your family, it becomes extremely difficult to manage the schedule for your writing session. Once you are in Business School, you will read over 10,000 words every day. Now I have a collection of over 200 books in my Kindle Store. Session 4: 10-minute editing ( pm to pm)Don’t go overboard on the size of the cup or you would hear a buzz or go on an incoherent rant on your weakness and long-term goal. In just 1-week, he has a formidable collection of free-flowing ideas, narratives, and interesting turning points.The best essays I’ve read have heart, are not over-edited, and let the applicant’s personality emerge (even though you might not realize this is what you are doing).Have someone who knows you really well read your essays.You may also have the opportunity to submit an "optional essay." Optional essays are usually guideline and topic free, which means you can write about anything you want. Whatever topic you choose, be sure to come up with stories that support the topic or answer a specific question.Your MBA essay should be focused and feature you as the central player. I create books, blogs, analysis, articles, newsletters, sales pitch, advertising, and rants to my wife and close friends through email in what I call, “Atul’s Weekly rants.” You are multitasking through projects, worrying about choosing the wrong school, keeping a low profile on your MBA plan, managing the politics in your team, coordinating with recommenders, preparing for the GMAT, collecting your transcripts, developing a plan to address your profile weakness, arranging funds and writing and rewriting essays. You can’t suddenly develop the skills to create engaging prose, but there were even greater multitaskers – Doctors, Engineers, Politicians, Administrators, and Scientists, who went on to create some of the best collection of letters, books, and journals. Develop a habit of reading – interesting opeds, financial news, trends in your industry, or thought pieces from influencers you respect. It doesn't matter whether the creation is from an anthropologist, scientist, doctor, politician, or an entertainer. After you create the 2nd draft, that unique groups of idioms, phrases, and narrative arcs will be truly your own. So you might not have the luxury to wait until the end of the day for editing. The genius will be revealed in the editing session, and you will regret borrowing phrases from blockbuster movies and hip-hop artists.There is a point in the Essay Review and Consulting service where I and the client are completing the next action step without much communication. Chores and interruption from time wasters should be avoided at all cost.