Personal Statement for Graduate StudyUB

Determine the content of your statement your unique

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Unformatted text preview: audience (commi9ee) throughout the statement. Determine the content of your statement Your purpose in graduate study. Think this through before you try to answer the quesCon. The area of study in which you wish to specialize. Learn about the field in detail so that you are able to state your preferences using the language of the field. Your intended future use of your graduate study. Include your career goals and plans for the future. Determine the content of your statement Your unique prepara9on and fitness for study in the field. Correlate your academic background with your extracurricular experience to show how they unite to make you a special candidate. Any problems or inconsistencies in your records or scores, such as a bad semester. Explain in a posiCve manner. Since this is a rebu9al argument, it should be followed by a posiCve statement of your abiliCes. In some instances, it may be more appropriate to discuss this outside of the personal statement. Determine the content of your statement You may be asked, "Why do you wish to aDend this school?" Research the school and describe its special appeal to you. Above all, this statement should contain informa9on about you as a person. They know nothing about you unless you tell them. You are the subject of the statement. Do’s of Personal Statements DO Be objecCve, yet self- revelatory. Write directly and in a straighXorward manner that tells about your experience and what it means to you. Do not us...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2014 for the course COM 300 taught by Professor Andrewsachs during the Spring '13 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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