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The business world is all about taking decisions under uncertainty. If you say that uncertainty troubles you and you find it difficult to decide in the absence of extensive data, you would make admissions committee question your suitability to pursue a business program. Similarly, avoid traits and experiences that question your leadership skills and ability to persuade others and get things done.

Don't use a phony failure experience.

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ARE THERE FAILURES AND WEAKNESSES TO AVOID?

Achievements are easy to write. Setbacks, failures and weaknesses, however, pose a challenge because we are not sure how to project them without adversely affecting our chances of being admitted.

Evaluate the role of intuition in different areas of knowledge.

All of us fail regularly to equal our dreams of perfection and to perform as well as we feel we can. The big issue is not that we have weaknesses or we have failed; it's part of life. The point to make through the essays is that you have a system to manage these imperfections in a way that they do not dictate you. It's about showing setbacks and weaknesses as robust stepping stones that lead you to growth and maturity.

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“Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks: but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house” (Henri Poincaré). Discuss in relation to science and at least one other area of knowledge.

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Our senses tell us that a table, for example, is a solid object; science tells us that the table is mostly empty space. Thus two sources of knowledge generate conflicting results. Can we reconcile such conflicts?

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“Moral wisdom seems to be as little connected to knowledge of ethical theory as playing good tennis is to knowledge of physics” (Emrys Westacott). To what extent should our actions be guided by our theories in ethics and elsewhere?

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Identify an experience when you tried your best and yet failed. And you were the reason for the failure. It won't count as your failure if you did not stop someone else from doing the wrong thing that led to the failure.

Are reason and emotion equally necessary in justifying moral decisions?

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Our weaknesses are usually a result of over pursuance of our strengths. You are inquisitive and want to do new things always, so completing routine tasks is a weakness. You are methodical and organized, so you find it difficult to take impromptu decisions. You care about people's feeling so you struggle to communicate bad news to them. You are so keen on taking responsibility and want to get things right that you find it difficult to delegate tasks and end up micromanaging subordinates.

Does language play roles of equal importance in different areas of knowledge?

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Mathematicians have the concept of rigorous proof, which leads to knowing something with complete certainty. Consider the extent to which complete certainty might be achievable in mathematics and at least one other area of knowledge.