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We’re gonna stick with essay snippets for now. If the essay is really good, then we don’t need to post the whole thing, and if the essay is really bad, well…. do we really wanna subject ourselves to 600 words of it? In February 2011, I was leading an 8 member team for a new…
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Sirius Black says
Essay Snark: I just have a small doubt about describing the company. Whether is it all right describe the organization once in a previous essay or it makes more sense to give a brief intro in each essay?
Sirius Black, you're right, it does get tedious to be re-introducing the company in every essay. However, it is important to provide enough info that a reader who's picked up THAT essay as their first introduction to your app will be able to follow – you never know which essay they will read first! No guarantees they'll start w/ Essay 1. If it feels too repetitive, then try to vary how you position it – but you should still explain/define anything that a reader may not know.
Separately: If you're talking about the same company in EVERY essay, then maybe you don't have enough diversity in your essay topics?
Sirius Black says
Awesome 🙂 Thank U EssaySnark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLVlQ7x2in8)
This essay makes me realise that people are coherent out there.
I just want to tell my fellow supplicants that getting your essays reviewed by a lot of people is not a good idea.
My reviewers removed story after story and now I have vanilla essays with a lot of sentence fragments and missing articles.
We get the Superman theme song?? Now *that* is awesome!! #humblebrag
And yes ccatcher, it can be dangerous to have too many people with their thumbs in your essay pudding. https://essaysnark.blogspot.com/2010/11/friends-dont-let-friends.html
hi Essay Snark,
is it important to show how a Kellogg MBA will help you overcome your weakness, in this essay?
@Anonymous, concerned you might be approaching this wrong. A “leadership area you hope to develop” is not necessarily a “weakness.” This doesn't seem to be the right essay to be talking about weaknesses; the focus should be on highlighting the strengths of your experiences. Maybe we're overreacting to semantics however it made us nervous to see how your question was phrased.
But, to answer the specific question: YES, whatever “leadership area” you say that you want to “develop” will hopefully be intricately linked to what Kellogg can offer to you!