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How to Write Persuasive MBA Application Essay
How to Write Persuasive MBA Application Essay
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How to Write Persuasive MBA Application Essay

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Sample Chapter from F1GMAT's EBook - Greatest MBA Application Essay Tips 2013-14. …

Sample Chapter from F1GMAT's EBook - Greatest MBA Application Essay Tips 2013-14.

‘Greatest MBA Application Essay Tips’ offers a unique and practical understanding on how Essays should be approached. The central theme of the essay guide revolves around understanding Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Contexts, Persuasion, and Storytelling to HELP draft an outline for your MBA Application Essay.

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  • 1. Buy 174 Page F1GMAT Essay Guide – Greatest MBA Application Essay Tips Now you understand the importance of context and how Business Schools evaluate emotional intelligence. Let us dive into writing a compelling essay. This is the time when you have to start creating a draft essay. The words and structure might not be perfect but after this chapter, create a 500-word essay on “Why you want do an MBA.” With the word limit going down for most MBA application essays, applicants have to be judicious with the use of words. The acceptance rate of top schools is in the 58% range, and applicants cannot rely on the general advice that experts offer, and stand out from the competition. They have to find strategies to be more persuasive. We have created a five step process that would make the essays more persuasive: Like -> Understand -> Agree -> Remember -> Act 1) Like The first step in the process of persuasion is ‘like’. The AdCom member has to like your profile, background, personality, or outlook towards life. What makes an AdCom member like you? a) Balanced Tone: With only written words available to the AdCom, to make a first impression, applicants should ensure that the tone of the essay is balanced – confident but humble. b) Respect Word Limit: The word limit should be respected even for open-ended questions where word limit is not mentioned. As a safe bet, assume that the wordlimit is 500 words. c) Precision: Don’t beat around the bush. Answer the question first, and then support it with good arguments. The last thing that you want to do is to bore an AdCom. She might have read several essays in a row, and is eagerly looking for an essay that is precise. ©ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd (Do not copy, sell or share the ebook without the written consent of ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd)
  • 2. Buy 174 Page F1GMAT Essay Guide – Greatest MBA Application Essay Tips 2) Understand To understand you as a person, merely using fact-based essays would not help you. The essay should be composed of words that portray emotions – strong and weak. If your worries and human nature is not presented, the AdCom cannot connect with you or understand your position. 5 Easy Steps that will help you connect with the AdCom a) When you explain circumstances, challenges and failures, use words that portray emotions. b) Explain your apprehensions about the outcome c) Explain how you overcame your doubts d) Cite individuals and circumstances that inspired you e) When you cite public figures as inspiration, make sure that the AdCom member recognizes them. 3) Agree To agree with your actions and values, make sure that you describe your action vividly so that the values are implicit in the action. AdCom member is not different from other individuals who believe in fairness and other fundamental values. For applicants, here is a list of values that you should consider. You don’t have to include instances where you have displayed all the values but pick values that truly represent you as an individual. • Accountability • Adaptability • Alertness • Assertiveness • Balance • Boldness • Bravery • Calmness ©ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd (Do not copy, sell or share the ebook without the written consent of ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd)
  • 3. Buy 174 Page F1GMAT Essay Guide – Greatest MBA Application Essay Tips • Camaraderie • Cheerfulness • Clarity • Commitment • Compassion • Competence • Concentration • Confidence • Consistency • Conviction • Courage • Decisiveness • Determination • Diligence • Drive • Efficiency • Endurance • Ethics • Fairness • Faith • Firmness • Flexibility • Grace • Honesty • Humility • Inspiration • Integrity • Intuition • Keenness • Leadership • Open-mindedness • Passion • Perseverance • Professionalism • Resolve ©ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd (Do not copy, sell or share the ebook without the written consent of ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd)
  • 4. Buy 174 Page F1GMAT Essay Guide – Greatest MBA Application Essay Tips • Resourcefulness • Sincerity • Teamwork • Volunteering 4) Remember For top Business Schools, the competition is intense, and no matter how precise and well thought out your answers are, for AdCom to remember you as a person, you have to develop a strategy that differentiates you from other applicants. a) Story Telling Story telling in essays is not the typical format that you follow in fiction or other short stories. But compiling life events, setbacks, successes and influences in a story format immediately gets the AdCom’s attention. a) Focus on the positive AdCom does not want to read fake positive stories but would love to read about a positive journey even if it was marred by failures and setbacks. If the event changed you as a person in a positive way, don’t forget to mention that in your essays. c) Shock Shock element in your essay will help you gain attention. If you have read some sample essays, you will have a fair understanding of the examples that applicants normally use. An element of surprise in the essay will happen when you go against the flow. Don’t include typical examples that other applicants use. Read a few samples essays and understand what other applicants are writing: a) Make sure that you don’t include such examples. b) List 5 examples that are atypical c) Now include examples where your values can be implicitly highlighted ©ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd (Do not copy, sell or share the ebook without the written consent of ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd)
  • 5. Buy 174 Page F1GMAT Essay Guide – Greatest MBA Application Essay Tips 5) Act What influences an AdCom to shortlist your essay over other equally or betterqualified applicants depend a lot on your essay’s ability to stand out. However, an eagerness to be part of the Business School community should be explicit in the essay, preferably conclude the essay with it. Most applicants after going through a lot of pain to review and rewrite the essay miss this crucial aspect. Even if you are the most qualified applicant, demonstration of enthusiasm is essential. ©ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd (Do not copy, sell or share the ebook without the written consent of ByteFive Info Solutions Pvt Ltd)

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