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How To Write SOPs
- Step 1 - Introspection
- Step 2 - Determining long-term & short-term goals
- Step 3 - List out significant achievements and career milestones
Career achievements -
i) Structured and executed a ChatBot functionality on the organisation's website and social media pages, thereby acquiring 65% more users in just 3 months.
ii) On-boarded FMCG giants Reckitt Benckiser for an employer branding project with our organisation, the revenue from which accounted for 30% of our organisation's annual turnover.
Undergraduate achievement -
i) Won the Best Delegate award at the 2016 Harvard Model United Nations, which was attended by over 100 delegates from 15 countries across the globe.
ii) Runners-up in the AIFF Santosh Trophy, a national level football tournament.
- Step 4 - Tying it all up together
- Step 5 - Making it coherent and presentable
How To Improve at WAT
- Depth of Knowledge
- Ability to think-on-your-feet
- Structured Thought Process
- Skill of Articulation
- Ability to Express Clearly
- First things first, WAT is a Hygiene Check for candidates. It does a preliminary assessment of whether or not a candidate is a fit.
- In most B-School interviews WAT is followed by PI. Interviewers read/skim your WAT script before you enter the room. It helps them build a perception about you even before they meet you. Also, it is likely for candidates to be asked some questions about the WAT topic.
- A well written WAT essay offsets any goof-up that might have occurred during the interview. Don’t forget that WAT has a component in the final score that a candidate receives.
- Current Affairs: eg- “Is the movie “The Accidental Prime Minister” a political move?
- Abstract Topics: eg- “Orange is the new Black”, “Jatinder-Satinder-Tinder”
- Case Study/Caselet: A small case on a Business Problem
- Generic Topics: eg- “Is Greed good or bad”, “Terrorism”
- Have a structure: When you read a topic, multiple thoughts might swarm into your head. Take a moment to organize them. Your write-up should have a proper structure. It should start with a short introduction followed by two/three paragraphs that make the main body of the write-up and finally a conclusion.
- Follow frameworks: If the given topic is alien to you and you go vacuous on ideas about it, follow some framework to generate ideas. The most popular and versatile framework is the PESTLE analysis. PESTLE stands for: Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, Environmental. Screen the given topic through the filter of PESTLE and look at its implication through each of the aforementioned perspectives of PESTLE.
- Read and Write: Writing well is directly correlated to reading. The genesis of a good WAT happens with reading. However, there are two caveats:
(1) Don’t just Read, write about it too. It helps you develop the skill of articulation.
(2) Do a Timebound Practice so that you develop the ability express in the given time.
- Memories Quotes: Starting or Ending a given topic with quotes will set your WAT essay apart, undoubtedly. However, the bigger question to answer is how many and which quotes to memorize? Well, memorize quotes on generic topics like: Technology, Environment, Education, Women, Nature, Country, etc. It will help you
- Short sentences and Simple language: Use simple language and short sentences. It helps you express your thoughts well and prevents you from “globing” unnecessarily.
- Proof-Read: Last, but certainly not the least, proof-read your WAT essay. It will help rectify some common errors that might otherwise go unnoticed and cast a wrong impression on the evaluator.
These should help you streamline your WAT prep. If there’s any specific issue that you’re facing with WAT, let us know here.