If you can answer these questions in a clear and concise manner, you shouldn’t be at a loss when it comes time to put pen to paper and write your application essay.
If you thought the grad school personal statement is actually a “Why I Want to Go to Grad School” essay, you are not alone.
Regardless of the type of school you are applying to, you will be required to submit an admissions essay as part of the application process.
Graduate programs want students with clear commitment to the field.
Here are the two main admission essays: A Personal Statement is a narrative piece describing how your character and experiences have formed you into someone who will contribute positively and effectively to not only the department but the academic discipline as a whole.
This is often achieved by detailing social, educational, cultural, and economic obstacles you have overcome in your journey to get to where you are today and your future objectives.
Remember to tailor your essay to each school and the faculty committee that reviews your application.
But first, take note of what kind of essay is being requested of you.
If you have overcome significant obstacles, say so.
If you were honored with an award, describe the award and what you did to achieve recognition.