Write a Personal Statement for Grad School?

Graduate and professional schools often require some sort of written statement, often called a “statement of purpose,” “personal statement,” or “letter of intent,” as a part of the application. Some statements require specific information; for example, the applicant’s intended area of study within a graduate field. Others are quite unstructured, giving the applicant the freedom to address a wide range of matters.

How you structure your personal statement can make the difference.

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