The HBS Essay Decimator
“As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program?”
What more indeed?
How did you execute on your strategy to convey the appropriate information to the Harvard Admissions Board?
EssaySnark will tell you!
Harvard’s application consists of one essay question – and the Harvard app always proves challenging for people. This Essay Decimator service gives you two rounds of feedback with EssaySnark on your HBS essay, up to 1,000 words.
The DetailsThis is the HBS Essay Decimator, to get full feedback for your work on Harvard Business School's single MBA essay. This Essay Decimator includes two review cycles on one Harvard essay up to 1,000 words. This means you get to Draft 3, which is often "done" for many people (a recheck can also be purchased separately if needed). This Essay Decimator considers your entire profile in the review. We do our best to return feedback as fast as possible, however please plan for our standard 3-business day max turnaround, or you can go for Speedy Review as an add-on which gets you rush fast-as-possible feedback, including weekends or holidays.
The Essay Decimator involves a two-stage process:
- First draft critique: Marked-up draft in Word, pointing out spelling/punctuation-type errors, plus extensive in-line comments on the content, along with
- A separate report detailing strengths and weaknesses and recommending where to go from there.
- Then, a recheck: After you update your draft to incorporate the feedback, you get a second higher-level review with marked-up/commented Word doc (no separate report on the recheck).
The Harvard Essay Decimator includes a 60-day membership to premium posts on the EssaySnark blahg.
SPECIAL BONUS OPPORTUNITY! Includes a chance to earn a cash-back rebate or a discount off your next Essay Decimator purchase! All you need to do is a submit high-quality first draft, as explained in a subscriber-only section called Best Practices for MBA Essays. See My SnarkCenter after you sign up.
FeedbackAll essay reviews are delivered in writing within three business days of submission (standard Essay Decimators) or one business day or sooner (Express Essay Decimators including Single Shot and Interview Express). No telephone or email support is available. First-draft feedback consists of marked-up drafts in Microsoft Word plus a separate non-printable PDF report covering each essay reviewed. Rechecks, for products that include them, are marked-up drafts only.
We are providing content review services. We do not promise to correct every spelling error or grammar problem, though we will point out at least the first occurrence of such errors. It's up to you to make your essays perfect.
Reasonable follow-up or clarification questions will be entertained. Please use the Comments section on the essay feedback page in My SnarkCenter to submit your questions.
EthicsEssaySnark takes ethics seriously. Your work must be your own. This includes how you handle suggestions you may receive as part of the review process. If we discover that you have inserted our commentary directly into your drafts, we reserve the right to cancel the engagement immediately with no possibility of refund, as that would be plagiarism. When we make suggestions and give advice, it is meant to spur your own thought processes. Don't steal our words, or anyone else's, for that matter.
To protect our intellectual property, the written report you receive will be a locked PDF; no copying or printing permitted. Duplication or redistribution of any EssaySnark content is strictly prohibited. We don't blab your personal information all over the place, and we hope you'll please respect our IP in a similar fashion.
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If you’ve gotten your HBS essay decimated and you’ve lived to tell about it — please do! We’d love for you to share your experience with others who are working up the courage to go through this process. (Lots of people have gotten their Harvard essays decimated – and have gotten in to Harvard as a result! You can read more BSers’ experiences with our essay reviews on our Standard Essay Decimator purchase page.)
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