This came up when we were helping a very motivated Brave Supplicant with understanding feedback on our Essay Decimator essay review at the end of last season.
This applicant had fallen into the trap that many, many applicants fall into: Their HBS essay was boring.
And there was a very specific reason why it was boring, which is the same reason that many others’ HBS essays also are boring.
Premium content starts here…
Premium content ends. Not yet a blahg member? Buy access to all the snark here!
Hopefully that explanation is illuminating and gets the wheels churning on new ways of doing the HBS essay in particular.
Obviously we have lots more to say about HBS and how to tackle their essay in our Harvard SnarkStrategies Guide!
And finally, because we’re concerned that we may have inadvertently pushed some of you in the totally wrong direction with the idea that you want to avoid boring essays, we’ll point you to this super important post about an even worse issue that comes up a lot. It would be better for the essay to be boring than to have those issues going on.
Want more help? The Complete Essay Package is a screamin’ deal that bundles the needed services to understand yourself and understand what these top schools tend to respond best to, in a supportive environment where you can play with your ideas and get actionable feedback on what’s not working and why.
If you’re a go-it-alone type, that’s fine too, we invite you to dig into the many posts here on the blahg designed to help those who want to teach themselves the mechanics of good MBA essay writing.
Either way: This would be an excellent time to begin!!