INSEAD MBA Essay Guide (2018 Entering Class)

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Learn how to Answer the 2017-18 Insead MBA Essay Questions with F1GMAT's INSEAD MBA Essay Guide

Essay 1: Give a candid description of yourself (who are you as a person), stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary (approximately 500 words).

Essay 2: Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and explain why. In addition, describe a situation where you failed. How did these experiences impact your relationships with others? Comment on what you learned (approximately 400 words). *

Essay 3: Describe all types of extra-professional activities in which you have been or are still involved for a significant amount of time (clubs, sports, music, arts, politics, etc). How are you enriched by these activities? (approximately 300 words) *

Essay 4: Is there anything else that was not covered in your application that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee? (approximately 300 words) (Optional)

F1GMAT's INSEAD MBA Essay Guide will:

1) Demonstrate with W-Pattern Narrative on how to use context and roles to describe your strengths and weaknesses

2) Show you how to use the IMPACT table to list your greatest achievements

3) Show you how to write about Failure without getting too defensive

4) Show you how to write about extra-curricular activities

Who Should Buy Insead MBA Essay Guide?

If your essay looks too bland, Insead 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, Insead MBA Essay Guide will show you how to silence the Analytic Mind and overcome mental blocks.

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If you don't have enough leadership experience, Insead 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.

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