Created by OscarPedroso On Dec, 5 2011
A lot of people bash online tools that are actually really helpful in saving time – in this case, allowing us to write our MBA essays with ease. Even if you’re not applying to business school, this post will introduce you to tools that you can use at work or anything that involves writing.
Whether it’s brainstorming, note-taking, writing tidbits, or writing in-depth essays, there are a variety of tools available to make life just a little bit easier.
Additionally, if you’re looking to go to business school, you’re going to be surrounded by state of the art technology and facilities. It’s good to get a head start understanding the tools that could help you down the line,
It’s not a good idea to show your essays in the raw, especially in the beginning when you’re trying to figure your career goals and life stories out.
Remember, you want a solid critique but you don’t want to give your “editors” more work than they have to. After all, it’s a huge favor on their part.
Work hard on your drafts and get it as polished as possible before you fork over the red pen and start asking people to take a glance.
So out of all the hours you’ve spent investing your time and energy writing MBA essays, have you stopped and thought about your audience?
Some of you might say that you’re writing for yourself, and others are writing for admission officers, both of these are definite answers.
But let’s stop and think about this for a second.
Know your audience: it’s an old adage, and one you should be keeping in mind every time you sit down to write your essays.
What does knowing your audience mean though? Most importantly, does knowing the audience really lead to successful MBA essays?
Business school admission officers are reading hundreds and yes, even thousands of essays.
Not only are we concerned about their time, but we also have a word limit to follow. I don’t think we want to be in that crowd that doesn’t follow the rules.
Besides, people have things to do. We want to make it short and sweet.
You’re feeling optimistic and you’re eager to sit down to write your MBA essays. You’re not uber excited about them but you’ve mentally prepped yourself all week for the moment to sit down, open microsoft word, fan the fingers, and *Drum Rolls*…………………
Yep, I’ve been there.
Don’t stress. When I applied to business school, I eventually believed it was a normal occurrence.
Perhaps your speaking abilities are up to par but are you sure you’ve chosen the right words to make your essays flow?
It’s called rhythmic cadence.
I know it may sound silly but it’s something that exists and it’s prevalent in all of our writing.
If you’re not familiar with TED, it stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design and they make videos of passionate people from all over the world expressing wonderful ideas.
Some of these videos are captivating, motivating, and down-right amazing! The video I speak of is called ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’ by Simon Sinek and it’s inspired me to write this post.
The video clip is 18 minutes long but I promise you the content revealed can be applied to a lot of things
For the purpose of this blog, I believe it is extremely relevant to writing effective b school essays and beyond.
Here’s a little secret that’s good to know as you’re diving into the MBA