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Weaknesses, Setbacks and Failures 缺点,挫折和失败

Our achievements speak for themselves. However, when it comes to our setbacks, failures and weaknesses, we feel uncomfortable talking about them. All of us have failed at some time to equal our dreams of perfection or to perform well. The big issue is not your weaknesses; they are part of life. The issue is how you manage these imperfections so that they do not dictate you. Setbacks and weaknesses can be robust stepping stones that lead to growth and maturity. However, utmost care should be taken while mentioning your weaknesses in your application so that you do not inadvertently present yourself in poor light. 虽然不愿谈缺点失败,但诈不可避免。问题是如何在描述失败的同时显示能力和进步

Consider the following piece by an applicant:考虑以下问题

I was shy, I didn't make a very good first impression and wanted to change this. I noticed that when I spent some time with people, I could open up. People appreciated my sense of humor and trusted me. This gave me the confidence to overcome the problem by taking it head on. I took up a 'Public Relations' job, and once I was into it, it didn't take long before I was building new contacts for the company and won the best new employee award in six months.害羞,想改变自己。人们开始欣赏你

It's very human to have weaknesses and failures but it is your job to tell the Admissions Committee how you transformed your shortcomings into your strengths. When written appropriately, instances of failure can strike a responsive chord with the person reading the essay. Let the committee know that you are the kind of person who refuses to mull over your weaknesses; you would much rather work on your deficiencies and overcome them. If you can manage to do this, you can be sure that you're heading for success. 关键是将缺点转变成优势。

We encourage you to relate instances of failures and setbacks from your personal life, unless the essay question specifically asks for a professional incident.

If you are narrating a professional experience, let the incident be kind of trivial: a small mistake that could have had wide-ranging implications (but you rectified it in time, of course). You can get away with confessing some minor errors but only as long as you can demonstrate that you learned a good deal from this fiasco. Explain your position well and put the best of your writing skills into play so that your essay makes interesting reading and projects you as a learner.

Don't miss this: Let the Admissions Committee know that you have the inherent ability, drive and commitment to move on in the face of failure. You will not let mistakes and disappointments of the past direct and control your future. Yes, you had defaulted once, but you learned quite a bit in the process. Your learning cost you time, energy, setbacks and failures, but in these days of rapid change, it is the learners who inherit the future. 不要忘记:体现你的百折不挠

It is good to be honest in your essays, but there are some kinds of failures and weaknesses you must avoid. These are the ones that could either adversely affect your school performance or interfere with your career plans.

Each incident that sets forth a weakness, setback or failure, must also be balanced with some positive comments about yourself. Look at the two examples given below and unearth similar incidents from your life.请看看下面的例子。

Example 1: My mum and I never saw eye to eye on any issue because we were so different. We had frequent rows at home, which caused mother a lot of pain. But some time later when I saw her tide over a very difficult phase, I realized just how strong she was. My mum took the first step to start the process of reconciliation between us. As we opened our hearts to each other, we realized how similar we really were. It did not take long for me to start admiring my mother. Now she has become a great source of inspiration for me. I understand her so well that I am able to anticipate her response to a situation and act accordingly. 由于不同而格格不入

Example 2: I never trusted anyone with anything, so I believed in doing everything myself. I felt others would never measure up to my standards. But a particular situation in office drove me up the wall. I had nearly given up in despair when a person in my team, whom I considered quite incapable, helped me tide over the situation. I was touched. That day I resolved to trust others, especially my team members. My career has followed an upward trend for the last four years mainly because of my ability to motivate and trust others, and develop unique solutions through positive interactions with team members. 对别人缺乏信任,过渡自信。

Notice the positive turn that each of the above examples took. Observe that in the second example, by mentioning the last four years, we have succinctly conveyed that the negative trait is now a thing of the past. You have made it clear that you have been successfully practicing the positive outcome for a fairly long time.
注意到上述两个缺点都产生了积极的后果。
Put on your thinking cap and recall some of the new traits you've picked up over the last few years. Did these come naturally to you or did you have to work on developing them? How did you handle things before you developed these new skills? Somewhere in the answer to the last question lies a weakness or failure that is appropriate to be written in your essay.


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