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    DO'S  &  DON'TS

    The Do's

    . Unite your essay and give it direction with a theme or thesis. The thesis is the main point you 
        want to communicate.   Make sure it answers the question.

    . Before you begin writing, choose what you want to discuss and the order in which you want 
        to discuss it.

    . Use concrete examples from your life experience to support your thesis and distinguish 
        yourself from other applicants.

    . 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 
       description of a scene.

    . 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 
       and playing back the tape.

    . Write clearly, succinctly.



    The Don'ts

    . 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.


    Should you write an MBA essay with an eye towards the other questions on the application?
    Absolutely! Never think that you're writing this essay in some kind of a vacuum.
    It is part of an overall picture made up of different pieces: your academic record, professional experience,
    extra-curricular activities, hobbies, personal background, and of course, other essays.
    Write an essay as one piece in a jigsaw puzzle representing you.

    But wait. Before putting the pieces together, what if you are still not sure how to develop a unifying theme?
    Or perhaps you don't know which experiences to focus on, or simply lack confidence in your writing skills,
    or have suddenly developed an acute case of blank-screen-it is!?!