New edition from the nationally known consultant who has helped thousands gain admission to elite professional schools! This book is one of the best-sellers in its category. It provides real essays and admissions documents by successful applicants, focused and practical writing guidance from the experts, plus insights from top admissions officers.
About the Book There are over 250,000 students (including 90,000 international testers) taking the GMAT exam and applying to business school annually; as the MBA programs continue to show an overwhelming application volume that increases every year, according to a survey by a Graduate Admission Council.Business school essays and admissions interviews are perhaps the most challenging parts of the application process for an MBA candidate. With competition to the nation's top business schools being so fierce, an essay must be attention-grabbing, express individuality, identify goals, and play up strengths and talents to distinguish applicant from the rest of the competition.Great Application Essays, 2nd edition includes: The 8 most common admissions essay topics'”and how to answer them 22 actual essays by successful applicants to top schools New audio/ visual essay samples Self-marketing strategies to highlight your individual talents Candid insights from admissions officers at top-ranked business schoolsKey Selling Features This book is the only how-to admissions writing guide to offer: Material on how to handle the latest kind of "visual" application essays: i.e. Chicago's 4-slide Power Point essay, UCLA's 2-minute audio/ video essay with links to author's website as well as McGraw-Hill's youtube page. New material on the specific problems and strategies for the most common applicant types New material on wait-list letters Annotated "before" and "after" versions of the essays, so applicants can see how effective writing evolves. Proprietary admissions and writing insights of Accepted.com, one of the oldest and most successful admissions consulting services, whose market-tested expertise has helped thousands of applicants gain admission to the world's best professional schools since 1994. Helps applicants understand and learn the rules of effective writing by using "Do" and "Don't Do" examples. Provides actual, complete essays or admissions documents by business school applicants accepted by top schools like Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern, Columbia, and the University of Pennsylvania.Market / Audience This book is for the 250,000 students (including 90,000 international testers) who take the GMAT and apply to nation's business school annually.Author Profile Paul Bodine (La Jolla, CA)is a seasoned business editor and writer with 25 years of experience in business, technical, scholarly, and educational editing and writing. He is a Senior Editor at accepted.com, America's most respected admissions consulting firm. Paul has helped hundreds of clients earn admission to the world's top business, law, medical, and graduate schools and is the author ofGreat Application Essays for Business School, first ed.,Great Personal Statements for Law School, as well as a handful of the Perfect Phrases titles. He has been interviewed byBusiness Week Onlineand MBAPodcaster and is the featured host of GMAT Club's "Ask Accepted.com" online forum.
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