When you’re developing content for an MBA essay, or even for your resume, you’ll need to focus on stating what you did in the specific situation. That’s the essence of the “show, don’t tell” advice that you hear over and over here on the blahg. Speaking in generalities is never going to help the reader appreciate your awesomeness.
Any problem where you’re essentially saying, “Man, it was hard, but we got the job done!” — that’s not nearly enough.
Writing at that level is what we call hand-wavy content and it’s not going to help you share yourself meaningful with your admissions reviewer.
But how do you go from understanding that you need to present details and specifics, to doing so in a way that’s useful and usable for the reader without overwhelming them?
a quick jaunt down the path from where you began with starting with your blank page, as we talked about previously.
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That’s how you get started and stay started in working on essays.
When you’re sitting at the blank-page stage, it can be daunting to even know where to begin — and that’s what EssaySnark is here for! Today we walked you through an easy-to-follow set of instructions from going from nothing at all for your apps, to the beginning of something that may end up serving as a foundation to your strategy. You don’t know if an idea or a topic for an essay is going to be a useful or not without going through some assessment and analysis of what the story is about.
Baby steps will get you there, Brave Supplicant, and we’ll be offering more such practice tips as the Round 2 deadlines approach!