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Old June 26th, 2013, 04:08 PM
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I am here providing the Essay Writing tips-

1. Don't Use Company Jargon.

You should describe various aspects of your professional life—

your leadership skills
your career trajectory
your triumph in the face of obstacles

Do so in language that is as accessible to your reader as it is to you.

Imagine that you are composing a document for a customer who must decide whether to buy a particular product: you.

2. Don't Bore the Reader. Do Be Interesting.

Admissions officers have to read hundreds of essays, and they must often skim.
Admissions officers aren't looking for a new way to view the world;

They're looking for a new way to view you

How the blunt, jarring "after" sentence creates intrigue and keeps the reader's interest.

3. Do Use Personal Detail. Show, Don't Tell!

They show it through personal detail.
"Show, don't tell" means that if you want to relate a personal quality,
Do so through your experiences without merely asserting it.

4. Do Be Concise. Don't Be Wordy.

Wordiness not only takes up valuable space, but also confuses the important ideas you're trying to convey.

Short sentences are more forceful because they are direct and to the point. Certain phrases, such as "the fact that," are usually unnecessary.

5. Do Address Your Weaknesses. Don't Dwell on Them.

At some point on your application, you will have an opportunity to explain deficiencies in your record, and you should take advantage of it.

Be sure to explain them adequately: "I partied too much to do well on tests" will not help your application.

6. Do Vary Your Sentences and Use Transitions.

The best essays contain a variety of sentence lengths mixed within any given paragraph.

Remember that transition is not limited to words like nevertheless, furthermore or consequently.

7. Do Use Active Voice Verbs.

Passive-voice expressions are verb phrases in which the subject receives the action expressed in the verb.

Passive voice employs a form of the word to be, such as was or were.

Overuse of the passive voice makes prose seem flat and uninteresting.

8. Do Seek Multiple Opinions.

Ask your friends and family to keep these questions in mind:

Does my essay have one central theme?

Does my introduction engage the reader? Does my conclusion provide closure?

Do my introduction and conclusion avoid summary?

Do I use concrete experiences as supporting details?

Have I used active-voice verbs wherever possible?

Is my sentence structure varied, or do I use all long or short sentences?

Are there any clichés, such as "cutting-edge" or "learned my lesson"?

Do I use transitions appropriately?

What about the essay is memorable?

What's the worst part of the essay?

What parts of the essay need elaboration or are unclear?

What parts of the essay do not support my main argument?

Is every single sentence crucial to the essay? This must be the case.

What does the essay reveal about my personality?

9. Don't Wander. Do Stay Focused.

Many applicants try to turn the application essay into a complete autobiography.

They find it difficult to pack so much information into such a short essay

Their essays end up sounding more like a list of experiences than a coherent, well-organized thought. Make sure that every sentence in your essay exists solely to support one central theme.

10. Do Revise, Revise, Revise.

The first step in an improving any essay is to cut, cut, and cut some more.

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Old October 18th, 2015, 06:40 PM
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Hii buddy , Here I am looking for Essay Writing Tips for MBA Application , So can you please tell me for my help ?
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Old October 18th, 2015, 06:41 PM
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Friend here I want to tell you that Common Mistakes in Admission Essay Writing
For it I am sharing Some Writing Tips as following :

The essay is one part of your application over which you have total control.

The admissions officers regard essays as an opportunity to find about you as a person.

Five steps to crafting a superior set of essays

• Use Headings
• Answer the Essay Question Being Asked!
• Most applicants fail to answer the question being asked.
• A question might ask about professional accomplishments, and the applicant will respond with an essay about a spelling bee he won in the third grade! I see it all the time .
• Headings are so important.
• Writing Style and Voice
• MBA application essays are the dead verb graveyards of the English language
• Word Limits & the Optional Essay
• Most schools are serious about their assigned essay lengths
• And now that virtually all applications are submitted online, some schools include forced cutoffs once the word limit has been reached.
• "Kitchen Sinking"
• Choose one or two topics to address in each essay and stick to them. The reader has hundreds of essays to get through, so try to give him only a few simple themes to remember about yo
• Brevity
• Content, Not Grammar
• Specific Details, Not Generic Drivel
• Miscellaneous Suggestions
• 8.Don't use weird words like "titillate." They make people wonder about you.
• Don't make excuses for screw-ups.
• Take responsibility for your mistakes.
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