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5 Tips for Writing a Concise B-School Admissions Essay

Applicants who avoid flattery and learn to edit themselves can keep sentences tight, experts say.

It can be tempting to use a dramatic intro in an essay, but a more direct opening can lower an applicant's word count.

It can be tempting to use a dramatic intro in an essay, but a more direct opening can lower an applicant's word count.

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Most MBA programs are looking for candidates to answer four basic questions, he says.

"It all boils down to have you told the admissions committee who you are, where you're going, what have you done and why our particular school is the right fit for you?"

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