Yeah yeah yeah it’s still summer. You have plenty of time before Round 1 hits.
Or do you?
Generally speaking, once the Fourth of July holiday has happened in the States, that’s also when the BSers who end up being the most successful have geared up and gotten busy.
We actually recommended that people get busy several times over the past few months — like this on when do you prefer to freak out? — but do BSers listen to us?
If you did, kudos to you! There’s at least one person taking this stuff seriously! 😉
For everyone else out there: NOW IS THE TIME!
Deadlines still feel like they’re way off on the horizon, and deadlines have this alluring quality about them where they just LOVE to be ignored for as long as humanly possible. It’s how deadlines work for most people, in every aspect of life.
But guess what? Writing those essays is gonna take you way longer than you expect.
If you’re still facing down the prospect of that darned GMAT test, then obviously yes, you should be focusing there. However you also need to be spending some serious time with a calendar and looking at how you intend to fit all of this in.
Each one of your many essays will require AT LEAST three revisions before they’re going to be anywhere near submissible. (Submissable? Submittable? OK yes, submittable.)
Or wait – that’s not actually true. There is nothing in any of the schools’ online applications that will prevent you from actually submitting the essay. So that word is not quite right.
But whether the essay you submit will have a rat’s ass chance in h3ll of getting a happy reaction from your adcom reader is a totally other question.
Rushed writing tends to end up in rejections.
A smart process will allow for multiple cycles of revision.
That revision takes time – because that process requires work. And, uh, thinking. Which some of you seem to be a little unaccustomed to. 😉
So get busy, Brave Supplicant! Dive in now, when you still have the luxury of TIME and SPACE and no fire-breathing monsters of DEADLINES sitting on your shoulder!
PS: The Complete Essay Package is a great way to get full support from the ‘Snark through the process!
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- We tell BSers this every year… (posted last year! 🙂 )