Thursday, September 9

Colloquial Language in essays!! Is it fine??

Today while taking a call with one of the clients i came up with a revolutionary idea about writing the essays. But my concern - "Is it fine to be totally myself in the essay??" For example -- i love to use smileys ... !!! marks...and colloquial language...i know that too much of colloquial language can write me off...but if i pour my heart out in 1 of the 4 essays, then is it fine?? I re-wrote one of the essay for a school....and got some great compliments from my friends...The new approach made the essay really humorous and fun to read...but the compliments came with a statutory warning -- KT -- you will be taking a big risk by submitting this essay.....it can make or break your case...

I want to ask fellow bloggers/consultants/students/ {and adcoms - if u have the time to read this blog :)} ... can i be myself in one of the essays??

PS: I am feeling really great about this essay....i think i wrote my previous drafts under the influence of the matter that i have read/heard .... is it fine to be original??

3 comments:

Anasthaesium said...

http://gmatclub.com/forum/best-mba-application-tips-77803-20.html#p586774



maybe that will help you a little

Ellipsing My Way...to Business School said...

There's definitely a fine line. My friend read one of my essays and there was one sentence that she suggested I remove. When I write essays I do the opposite of what I would do on Facebook or AIM...ahah. I love using ellipses, but would never use them in an essay. So now when I write, I write as if I'm writing to the CEO of my company.

KT said...

Had to succumb to the pressure :) .. made subtle changes...