Writing the Personal Statement For Grad School: How to Guide
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.