Stanford MBA Essay Guide (2020 Entering Class)

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Learn how to Answer 2019-20 Stanford MBA Essay Questions with F1GMAT's Stanford MBA Essay Guide

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (750 Words)

Essay B: Why Stanford? (400 Words)

F1GMAT's Stanford MBA Essay Guide:

1) Gives you a detailed Analysis of Stanford MBA Curriculum for 2019

2) Shows you how to answer Essay B in three ways (as a Career Enhancer, as an Entrepreneur and as a Career Switcher)

3) How to use ‘The Big Five Model’ to evaluate your unique personality for Essay A.

4) Includes 7 Sample Essays

Sample Why Stanford MBA Essay (Consulting)(400 words)   
Sample Why Stanford MBA Essay (Tech Entrepreneur) (390 words)   
Sample Why Stanford MBA: Career Switching (Finance to Green Energy Consulting) (389 Words)   
Sample Why Stanford MBA: Career Switching (Private Equity to Operations) (399 Words)   
Sample Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (740 Words)(Balance in Life)   
Sample Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (750 Words)(Vulnerability and Learning)   
Sample Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (748 Words)(Freedom and Commitment)

Who Should buy Stanford MBA Essay Guide?

If your essay looks too bland, Stanford 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, Stanford 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, Stanford 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, Stanford 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, Stanford MBA Essay Guide will demonstrate how to improve readability with the power of iteration, and maintain your original voice by removing review biases.

Book Details

Page Length: 305

Edition: 2020 Entering Class

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The curriculum analysis on Stanford MBA program added context to each course and showed how applicants could gain value from them. The Sample Essay was a demonstration on storytelling. I waited for each line to see what happened to the applicant. I certainly picked a few tricks. " - Verified Purchase

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"After reading the chapters on Storytelling and Leadership, I went back to my essay and began dissecting each line. After a few re-writes, I could apply the principles laid down in the Essay Guide. I recommend the book for any applicant despite their writing skills. Read it at least once even if you have written your essay. Some of the ideas on IMPACT, using patterns and editing showed me how to cut off the fluff and tighten my story. " - Verified Purchase