We shared an excerpt from a Yay I got in!! email recently that had a comment about how EssaySnark is “mean” — and we objected to that characterization.
Yes we’re direct. And honest. We shoot straight. But we try to be sensitive in how we phrase things to people.
We understand that it may not be perceived as “kind” when we have to tell you that your baby is ugly. People get personally attached to their creations, and it can be tough to hear that the essay you (think you) carefully crafted is more on the sucky side than the stellar.
The comment we shared from the successful former BSer reminded us that we should remind all of you who are considering enlisting the help of EssaySnark that this process is difficult. Not for the faint of heart, as they say. The type of person who is most successful in Snarkville is one who:
- knows that success comes from work
- has already been working for it
- recognizes that there’s more work to do and has sleeves rolled up and ready
You can’t saunter in with a GMAT score and a couple of rough drafts and expect us to rubber-stamp them. You need to have already done stuff in life in order for the schools to be interested in you, and you need to be prepared for a lot more work with us in order to convey that stuff to them in an effective way. None of you write essays for a living – and if you do, they aren’t MBA admissions essays. We offer a process that’s been carefully designed to communicate the necessary skills to the applicant so that they understand how to present themselves in the best light.
We’ll take you from whatever place you’re at and help in a piecemeal fashion if that’s what you want to do, but please know that we much prefer when people begin at the beginning and move through the process step by step — in other words: the Complete Essay Package. Believe us, it makes everyone’s life easier when you start there. We appreciate people who sign up for that because they recognize that they don’t know what they’re doing and are willing to be guided through the steps. Yes, even for people who (think they’ve) already got essays done, it’s often more efficient (and less stressful) to back up and start over. The Optimizer Plan is a tremendous value for the amount of guidance, insight and personal support that you get — and yes, it’s a lot of work. Work which typically pays off. Almost everyone who’s ever gone through the Complete Essay Package has ended up with at least one admit.
There’s a science to this, a right way and a WTF?!? way. Almost everyone starts with the WTF?!?? way — but they don’t even know it.
Come to EssaySnark ready to work and you’ve got a real chance at moving from WTF?!! to WOO-HOO!!! in no time at all.