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Statement of Purpose

Hi guys,

Quick question: do you know of any good resources that provide helpful tips on (or quality samples of) statements of purpose for applications to English programs?

Also, do you know if this forum has info on this, and if so, around when/where I can find those threads?

Thank you!!!

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midnightglobe
Nov. 30th, 2009 06:03 am (UTC)
i've found this to be helpful. of course, i have found alternating shots of espresso and scotch to be helpful too, so ymmv.

https://career.berkeley.edu/Grad/GradStatement.stm
augustquail
Feb. 7th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
the guidelines on the berkeley site are pretty general but helpful nonetheless--except that word list at the bottom! While I'm sure we shouldn't write "I like helping people" or "I find literature interesting," can we really excise words like "significant" or phrases like "it's important..."? ? Am I totally off the mark here?
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