To continue on with Writing Week: There’s this thing where writers start stuff in the middle of a story.
It even has a name: in medias res
Please don’t do that in your MBA essays.
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So why do BSers write like this?
Well, part of it is simply that this essay-writing thing is so new. Sure you’ve been writing practically your whole life, but even if you do a lot of writing at work, like if you’re a consultant or analyst, you still have probably not done THIS KIND of writing much before.
The other reason though? Because there are MBA admissions consultants out there telling their clients to do it.
That’s all we have to say about that.
Pave the way to understanding for your reader, Brave Supplicant.
Those are your marching orders.
Don’t get fancy with what you’re trying to say!!
Oh yeah also: THIS IS WRITING WEEK! ARE YOU WRITING?!???
Here’s the next post in our Writing Week series if you’re still in procrastination mode instead.