Writing Effective Essays for Admission to MBA School

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Writing Effective Essays for Admission to MBA School

When faced with the task of writing your admission essay for MBA school, it is easy to get overwhelmed and confused about how to go about writing your essay. When this happens, however, it is important to keep your main objective in mind: to get accepted into MBA school. This means that you must write an application essay that is effective at persuading the admissions committee that you make a good fit for their school. Although it sounds easy enough, many people get stumped just choosing a topic for their essay, let alone write an essay that is excellent and effective. This article will provide you with some advice on how to write an effective MBA school admission essay.

Make your admission essay stand out

Perhaps the most important thing to remember when writing your essay is that your essay should stand out. Making an essay that stands out is more about letting your personality shine through in your writing, rather than having an overly creative way of writing. In other words, try to think of what makes you stand out as a person. You may want to think of it from this perspective: out of the nearly seven billion people on this earth, what makes you stand out? Try to reflect on some of the experiences that have made the greatest impact on your life, your mentality, your characteristics, and your outlook on life. If you can communicate your personality and your uniqueness through your essay, then the chances are that you will have a stand-out essay that will impress the admissions committee.

Don’t invent stories for your personal statement

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when writing an admission essay is to invent stories in an attempt at being unique. First of all, inventing stories does not represent your personality, despite the fact that it may be a great showcase of your imagination. Second, admissions committees have read hundreds or even thousands of admission essays and they can probably spot a fake story right from the get-go. If they have any reason to believe that your story is fake, they may double-check the information and reject you once they find out that it is false. Finally, inventing stories for your personal statement will only reflect that you are dishonest and insincere – two characteristics that do not impress admissions committees one bit.

  1. What are the characteristics of an effective essay?
  2. What if I can’t think of a unique or interesting topic to write about?
  3. Is it ever acceptable to exaggerate for emphasis in my admission essay?