Chicago Booth MBA Essay Guide (2018 Entering Class)

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Booth’s MBA Application Essay for 2017-18 has maintained the same format as last year with a pictorial series of 6 moments as the prompt.

Q) The following is a collection of shared Booth moments. Choose the moment that best resonates with you and tell us why.

Booth MBA Essay 2017-18 Pictorial Prompt

If you pay close attention, the admission team is asking – what aspect of Chicago Booth MBA experience do you like the most

#1. Modern Art
#2. Teamwork and Individual Ambition    
#3. Adventure    
#4. Diversity = Creativity    
#5. Classroom Experience    
#6. Harper Centre    

F1GMAT's Booth MBA Essay Guide:

1) Summarizes each moment in the prompt
2) Includes context, research and why each moment is relevant for you
3) Will demonstrate how to turn your story into an interesting narrative

Who Should Buy Chicago Booth MBA Essay Guide?

If your essay looks too bland, Booth MBA Essay Guide will show you, with examples, on how to use the elements of Storytelling like Incorporating "The Struggle", Using Emotional connectors, narrating the Journey and the use of Chronology, Vividness and Active Verbs to transform your essays.

If you are stuck in the Writing process, Booth MBA Essay Guide will show you how to silence the Analytic Mind and overcome mental blocks.

If you feel that the essays are not persuasive, Booth MBA Essay Guide will teach you how to use the W-Pattern narrative, Contexts, Turning Points and "The Show Don't Tell Approach" to write a Winning MBA Essay.

If you don't have enough leadership experience, Booth MBA Essay Guide will show you how to highlight non-obvious qualities like Trust, Focus, Listening Skills, Personal Responsibility, Humility, Self-Knowledge, and other secondary traits to prove your leadership.

If you don't know how to review your essays, Booth MBA Essay Guide will demonstrate how to improve readability with the power of iteration, and maintain your original voice by removing review biases.

Pages: 283
Entering Class: 2018

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"Chicago Booth MBA Essay Guide" is divided into five parts. Part I details how to write the Booth MBA Essays based on the image prompt. Part 2 identifies the elements of an engaging essay. By focusing on the school's expectations, you can modify the narrative. Part 3 demonstrate how to write an interesting essay by using elements of storytelling. Part 4 provides examples of Leadership traits that seem non-obvious but play a big role in MBA Admissions. Finally, the review and editing tips that you should follow to meet the word limit for essays. Very Useful book. " - Verified Purchase

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"The images make the Booth essays much tougher to write. When I purchased F1GMAT's Booth Essay Guide, I was hoping to get some starting point. The essay tips connect wide range of Chicago Booth's history, culture, and courses to each pictorial prompt. That was what I wanted. Even the utility of each course at Booth MBA is covered in detail by analyzing the latest trends in Finance, Marketing, Technology and Consulting. Oh..and there is an exhaustive set of Chapters on "How to write Essays" by using storytelling techniques. I would say, "best Essay guide for Chicago Booth."

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