6 tips for writing a solid MBA application essay

An MBA application essay that is well-written with clear and concise information can increase chances of getting accepted into the school you want, but unfortunately, many students crack under pressure when writing content of this nature because they try so hard to impress the school by trying to include unnecessary information. Or, they may not have a clear direction in how the essay should be written. The good news is there are several actions you can take to help you write a solid essay for your MBA application. The following tips can help you get started.

  1. Read application guidelines carefully. This seems easy enough but a large number of students fail to read guidelines thoroughly. It is recommended to read guidelines again before submitting your essay to ensure you have made necessary additions according to requirements. This is also one of the top reasons why students get rejected.
  2. Find samples of MBA application essays. If you have never written an essay of this nature before you may want to review a few samples to get some ideas. You may be able to read samples of essays from students who applied to the same school as you. Either way it helps to get familiar with the outline, content you should consider adding and potential mistakes to avoid.
  3. Know when to get help for your essay. You don’t have to do your essay alone and you can get clarification from the school regarding guidelines or instructions if you don’t understand something. You can work with an experienced professional writer on your essay from scratch or have a sample/study model created for you for further understanding on a personal level.
  4. Know what information to include and what to leave out. Some students get carried away while writing their essay/ They want the school to know so much about them they think will increase chances of getting accepted, but sometimes too much information can lead to rejection as well.
  5. Be honest. Let the school learn about the real you and what makes you special. You don’t have to make up stories or say you have a certain quality of you really don’t. You may have a harder time proving yourself later.
  6. Don’t forget to proofread and edit. Review misspelled words, word usage and grammar to have an overall solid presentation.

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