How to Write Statement of Purpose

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Statement of Purpose Statement of Purpose

As a part of requirement to apply for grad schools, writing Statement of Purpose can be really challenging. Some even say that this is the hardest part and the most deciding material among other application requirements. I found a very good guideline by Prof. Vince Gotera, from University of Northern Iowa. By sharing this article, I wish I’ll provide some help for you who wants to apply to grad schools.

This article might be quite long, but as long as it looks, it will give much help for you who are writing Statement of Purpose.  In short, here’s an organization the writer recommends: (1) passionate hook; (2) segué to your background in the field; (3) specific classes by title and professors you have had (especially if well-known in the field); (4) related extracurricular activities (especially if they hint at some personal quality you want to convey); (5) any publications…

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