a – vetoed bad essays
b – improved positioning for good essays
c – overall structure help, especially for long essays.
d – taught me how to transform 150 words of BS into a sharp, focused 15 word
Based on my stats, my outcome at top choice school was
WHO KNOWS, I HAVE GOOD STATS BUT GETTING INTO HBS IS ALWAYS A MIRACLE!
As to H/W/S I would rec. SK for the following reasons to the following people:
POSITIONING IN THOSE SCHOOLS IS REALLY TOUGH IN MY OPINION. IE WHAT DO THEY WANT
BESIDES THE OBVIOUS (SMART, LEADERSHIP/MGMT EXPERIENCE). THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE FOR HARVARD AND STANFORD, WHARTON SEEMS TO BE A LITTLE EASIER TO FIGURE OUT. I ALSO FEEL THAT PEOPLE WITH ENGINEERING / SCIENCE BACKGROUNDS HAVE MORE DIFFICULTY WITH WRITING THESE KIND OF ESSAYS AND MAY NEED MORE HELP (LIKE MYSELF).
7. If you use SK, be sure to
1,BUG HIM FOR ANSWERS
2,EXPECT TO BE INSULTED FREQUENTLY
3,DO NOT BE AFRAID TO QUESTION SOMETHING SILLY – BUT EXPECT TO GET SHOUTED AT FOR ASKING IT! (EVEN SO, THESE KIND OF EXCHANGES USUALLY BRING THE MOST IMPROVEMENT TO YOUR EVENTUAL ESSAYS
BEFORE: Stop having second thoughts. Essay two was part. good, and actually added value to the app, instead of just touching the bases.
Both are baggy, loosely structured and a bit lazy, but they read behind them to get to the core story, which is very good.
Once we get there, however, this is absolutely an accomplishment driven politically correct, service oriented, Stanford essay– your point on the phone yesterday that essay A was thought driven is just not true, what gives it backbone and force is the organizations you joined, works you organized, etc. Not any great thoughts you had about those activities, which were, ahem, mildly generic. Did not hurt that your great grand parents ran with Gahndi [before setting up business empire] as well. anyway, you are cert. in the running, and let me know how the interview works out.
I AM IN!!!
I’m thrilled after the dings from H/W and even K!
thanks for your help