Personal Statement for Graduate StudyUB

Personal Statement for Graduate StudyUB

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Unformatted text preview: e "academese." Form conclusions that explain the value and meaning of your experience, such as what you learned about yourself and your field and your future goals. Draw your conclusions from the evidence your life provides. Be specific. Document your conclusions with specific instances. Do’s of Personal Statements DO Get to the point early on and catch the a9enCon of the reader. Limit its length to two pages or less. In some instances it may be longer, depending on the school's instrucCons. Do’s of Personal Statements DO take Cme to think about who you are and the experiences that have shaped your life. look at an open- ended essay as an opportunity to tell admissions commi9ees about you, but go beyond the facts that are conveyed by other parts in the applicaCon. Do’s of Personal Statements Do’s allow yourself plenty of Cme to brainstorm and rewrite your essays. tailor and adapt an essay for each specific program you are applying to, unless it is to be submi9ed to mulCple schools via a centralized applicaCon service. Do’s of Personal Statements DO menCon possible career paths, interests, professional goals, and explain why you are ready for an advanced degree in this field. Prove you have the work ethic, commitment, and resilience necessary to succeed. recognize potenCal changes in your plans for graduate study, be realisCc and flexible; and convey that in your statement. Do’s of Personal Statements Do’s be specific; be sure to back up...
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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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