MBA원서 Essay를 위한
DO'S & DON'TS
. Unite your essay
and give it direction with a theme or thesis. The thesis is the main point
. Before you begin writing, choose what you want
to discuss and the order in which you want
. Use concrete examples from your life
experience to support your thesis and distinguish
. Write about what interests you, excites you. That's what the admissions staff wants to read.
. Start your essay with an attention-grabbing
lead--an anecdote, quote, question, or engaging
. End your essay with a conclusion that refers back to the lead and restates your thesis.
. Revise your essay at least three times.
. In addition to your editing, ask someone else to critique your personal statement for you.
. Proofread your personal statement by reading
it out loud or reading it into a tape recorder
. Write clearly, succinctly.
. Don't include information that doesn't support your thesis.
. Don't start your essay with "I was born in...," or "My parents came from..."
. Don't write an autobiography, itinerary, or résumé in prose.
. Don't try to be a clown (but gentle humor is OK).
. Don't be afraid to start over if the essay just isn't working or doesn't answer the question.
. Don't try to impress your reader with your vocabulary.
. Don't rely exclusively on your computer to check your spelling.
. Don't provide a collection of generic statements and platitudes.
. Don't give mealy-mouthed, weak excuses for your GPA or test scores.
. Don't make things up.
But wait. Before putting the pieces together, what if
you are still not sure how to develop a unifying theme?