Personal Statement for Graduate StudyUB

Too many people graduate with li9le or no knowledge

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Unformatted text preview: that would improve your prospects for success in the field or profession? Is there a way to demonstrate or document that you have these characterisCcs? Ques9ons to ask yourself before you write What skills (for example, leadership, communicaCve, analyCcal) do you possess? Why might you be a stronger candidate for graduate school—and more successful and effecCve in the profession or field than other applicants? Ques9ons to ask yourself before you write What are the most compelling reasons you can give for the admissions commi9ee to be interested in you? Points to Note Answer the ques9ons that are asked If you are applying to several schools, you may find quesCons in each applicaCon that are somewhat similar. Don't be tempted to use the same statement for all applicaCons. It is important to answer each quesCon being asked, and if slightly different answers are needed, you should write separate statements. In every case, be sure your answer fits the quesCon being asked. Tell a story Think in terms of showing or demonstraCng through concrete experience. One of the worst things you can do is to bore the admissions commi9ee. If your statement is fresh, lively, and different, you'll be pujng yourself ahead of the pack. If you disCnguish yourself...
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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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