Thursday, September 21, 2006

The last lap officially begins

Now that i am done with my TOEFL, i am back to writing my essays. Not writing brand new ones, but going through the painful job of reviewing and modifying the essays to a state at which they satisfy me. Then i will send them out to my reviewers to try satisfy them. Once this is done, they get uploaded and voila!

As i mentioned earlier, i am following a strict schedule I've agreed to follow. I just finished finalizing my Wharton essays and at this moment, i think i like them. It is upto my reviewers to show my mistakes now. I have started working on the Harvard essays next and this is when someone pointed out the stuff i cud mention in their online application. So now i have to modify my essays to not do this repetition business. This means i have to change most of my essays and this is actually a boon coz i was just beginning to worry at this stage about the lack of space to introduce new stuff in my essays. Now i can do this conveniently.

A really busy weekend begins today evening. I have to finish filling up online applications of HBS and Wharton, work on some recommendations, get my resume ready and also review some essays. Come what may, i have to make sure that i have ticked every item on my To-Do list when i check it on Monday morning. As the last lap begins, there is just so much work to be done.

4 comments:

asiangalmba said...

It's exciting really, putting everything together with a sense of self-satisfaction that you've done a good job at it. Will you finish 5 applications by October?

Iday said...

Yeah - it is exciting. I totally agree :)

I am done with all the first drafts. All that i have to do is to finalize them and finish the online apps. So - i will finish them for sure :) Well within deadlines.

Anonymous said...

Hey Iday,

Why did you take the TOEFL? I am certain you had your education in English. The schools I've been looking at (Ross, Fuqua so far) don't require TOEFL if your medium of instruction has been English.

Iday said...

@Anon
Kellogg requires me to take TOEFL :(
They dont waive it for Indians.