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Old 04-18-09, 03:44 PM   #1
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Statement of Purpose

Those who applied to graduate school. I have some questions on the statement of purpose. WHat is the tyical recomendations for format? The school makes no mention of any of these things so please let me know...

1. Any sort of heading?
2. Post their question at the top or just start writing?
3. Single spaced or double spaced?
4. Indent paragraphs?
5. Approximate length?
6. After your final paragraph do you put anything specific? Just put your name? Sincerely? From? Love? It will be submitted electronically so I can't actually sign it.

Anything else I forgot or any tips would be great. Thanks
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Old 04-18-09, 05:53 PM   #2
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Those who applied to graduate school. I have some questions on the statement of purpose. WHat is the tyical recomendations for format? The school makes no mention of any of these things so please let me know...

1. Any sort of heading?
2. Post their question at the top or just start writing?
3. Single spaced or double spaced?
4. Indent paragraphs?
5. Approximate length?
6. After your final paragraph do you put anything specific? Just put your name? Sincerely? From? Love? It will be submitted electronically so I can't actually sign it.

Anything else I forgot or any tips would be great. Thanks
Write about a 1 page essay format paper addressing what your goals are for your degree, what made you choose the field, why you think you would be a good candidate for the program, etc. Double spacing is not necessary (professors use that so it is easier to get through 75 papers and make comments). Do not sign it. This isn't a letter. Your name should appear in the header. Before you start typing your essay, center "Statement of Purpose".
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To add to the above include areas of research you are interested in. For this it helps to look at what research is being done at the university and who is doing it. Since you will need to have an adviser once you get in. I am assuming you are going for PhD?

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To add to the above include areas of research you are interested in. For this it helps to look at what research is being done at the university and who is doing it. Since you will need to have an adviser once you get in. I am assuming you are going for PhD?

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Masters for now. Not sure if I will go for my PhD as I don't think it will improve my career all that much. The school gave questions for the statement of purpose which I made sure to answer along with relevant information about their facilities and staff. Thanks
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