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[Updated] 2022-2023 MBA Essay Prompts for the M7

2021-2022 MBA Essay Prompts for the M7 | The Red Pen

One of the most challenging, yet crucial parts of the MBA application process is the essay. A way to express your accomplishments and goals, along with personal and professional attributes, the MBA essay can give you an edge over other candidates with similar scores and work experience. With questions such as “What strengths and weaknesses […]

2021-2022 Essays Prompts for MBA Programmes in Europe

2021-2022 Essays Prompts for MBA Programmes in Europe | The Red Pen

When it comes to putting together your MBA application for business schools in Europe, one of the most crucial elements is the essay. The MBA essay serves as a way to tie together all your experiences, show the admissions committee who you are beyond your test scores and demonstrate how you are a good fit […]

Why are English Language Proficiency Tests Important?

Why are English Language Proficiency Tests Important?

When applying to colleges abroad, international students might be required to submit an English Language Proficiency Test as a part of their application. This demonstrates to the colleges that the applicant’s English is at an adequate level to cope with college-level lectures and classes. These tests may be required even if English is your first […]

How To Put Together Your Master’s Application?

How To Put Together Your Master’s Application? | The Red Pen

After spending months labouring over your master’s application, it is almost time to submit it. At this stage, you need to start gathering all the additional documents required by the colleges to which you are applying. Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind so that you don’t miss your deadlines! 1) Transcripts: Since […]

What Does the Ideal Postgraduate Application Timeline Look Like?

What Does the Ideal Postgraduate Application Timeline Look Like? | The Red Pen

For those of you who are planning to pursue a master’s education next year, you need to start working on your applications now! Most postgraduate programmes are extremely competitive, so you need to spend enough time systematically planning your postgraduate application. When should I start my postgraduate application? The ideal time to start your master’s […]

Letters of Recommendation: Don’t Leave Them for the Last

Letters of Recommendation: Don’t Leave Them for the Last | The Red Pen

Part 3 of a 4-part series For students who are applying to the US for their undergraduate studies, Letters of Recommendation (LORs) form an important part of the application process. Typically, colleges ask for three LORs, so make sure you spend ample time thinking about who should write your letters and what you want them […]

Letters of Recommendation: Leave Nothing to Chance

As you prepare your applications to study abroad–whether bachelor’s, master’s or MBA–you are likely focused on your personal essays, college selection and standardised testing. Each of these is an extremely important part of the application process and should not be overlooked. However, another critical aspect of your application will be the letter of recommendation (LOR). […]

Should I Use American English or British English When Applying to University?

Should I Use American English or British English When Applying to University? | The Red Pen

The English language curriculum set by the Indian boards has evolved over time, differing from the curriculum in international schooling systems such as the US or the UK–upon which the Indian curriculum was originally modelled. Differences in American English, British English and Indian English cover spelling, usage of active/passive voice and specific expressions and idioms. […]

The Statement of Purpose (SOP) – Your Voice in a Master’s Application

The Statement of Purpose (SOP) – Your Voice in a Master’s Application | The Red Pen

If you are applying for a master’s degree at a university abroad, you will be busy preparing your application package over the next couple of months. Organising letters of recommendation, preparing an up-to-date resume, sitting for your GRE/GMAT and writing your Statement of Purpose (SOP) are all equally important components of your application. Your resume […]