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Writing an MBA admission essay may mean writing and revising your drafts for over a period of weeks or even months. Some actually dread the writing process because they are at a loss on how to convince the admissions panel that they should be accepted in the MBA school through a two or three-page essay. However, writing your MBA admission essay shouldn’t feel like torture. As a mattter of fact, there are ways on how you can actually make the entire writing process a fun experience. Here are some tips:
Do what motivates you
Before you grab that pen and paper or stare at a blank computer screen, try to do what inspires or motivates you. This could be a walk in the park, a movie date with your loved one, or a bonding moment with your family. By doing something that motivates you, you are actually stirring up your creative juices. You can even do your hobby such as painting or drawing before you start working on your admission essay draft. Once your creative juices are stirred, you are able to think of a more creative way to grab your readers’ attention through your admission essay.
Think of experiences that have inspired you
Any experience or event that had a great impact on you is something worth thinking about when writing your personal statement for MBA school. As a matter of fact, such experiences can serve as a springboard when thinking of a topic for your admission essay. If a very motivating experience made you realize that you want to pursue a master’s in business administration, then it’s probably a good topic for your personal statement.
These experiences can also include life-changing events that have shaped your thoughts, beliefs, and value system. If you’re planning to discuss a tragic event in your admission essay, make sure not to appeal to your readers’ pity. An effective way to discuss such an event as an essay topic is to show to the readers how you were able to overcome the challenges and how it has made you a better person.
Think of people who have changed you
This could be anybody — a favorite teacher or mentor, relative, friend, or even a co-worker. By thinking of people who made a great impact in your life, you’re able to get more topic ideas for your essay. Remember that your essay is a way for you to show a personal side of you to the admission panel. By discussing people who have inspired you in your essay, the admissions panel will be able to paint a clearer picture of you as they read your work. By doing or thinking of things, people, or events that inspire you, putting yourself in a writing mood becomes easier. Plus, if you had a fun time writing your essay, this will definitely reflect on your work.