Since we’re in WRITING TIPS! mode again, with the ramp-up to Round 2, let’s continue the topics we started last week with identifying stellar stories to write about in your MBA essays.
We’ve been coaching you on strategies for what to include and how much detail to go into, and how to write about the things you’ve done in a way that conveys meaning and significance to your MBA admissions committee reader. With all the details you need to capture, how do you find the right balance without overwhelming them?
Military candidates often grapple with this issue. So do those detail-junkies who like to get lost in models and spreadsheets (also known as consultants and analysts and associates).
How do you convey the work that you do and the way you have added value on the job, without giving the reader a crash course in the industry you work in?
Knowing that your audience is an outsider to your world, how do you thread the needle to get the right amount of information on the page, so that they can understand what problem you were trying to solve, and appreciate your brilliance in solving it — while not making that poor reader’s eyes glaze, as they read paragraph after paragraph of dense setup and explanation?
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- The need for specifics
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- All of the posts we published for WRITING WEEK! a few months back when Round 1 deadlines were on the horizon
- The entirety of the categories for writing tips (practical quick-hit ideas) and writing essays (talking about the overall process)