Graduate School Personal Statement, Admission, Application Essay

The first step in writing your best grad school essay is to brainstorm content. What were the pivotal events that led you to the point in your life that you are applying to grad school? Pick anecdotes that you can clearly express to the reader as well as demonstrate analytical skills in your reflection on the meaning of those events. Help the admissions officers experience these events alongside you so that they can gain insight into your background and potential.

Writing Your Graduate School Admissions Essay - ThoughtCo
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**Applicants to the Social Work: Advanced Standing Program must have the following: (1) A reference from their field instructor/field supervisor from their BSW program. The field instructor/supervisor should include a narrative that speaks to their assessment of the applicant's readiness to engage in advanced level graduate work and field practicum. Be sure to include specific recommendations such as, demonstrated readiness to engage in advanced year work; suggested waiting period post-BSW; additional hours in the advanced year field; and/or attending part-time vs. full-time. (2) Applicants must also submit their most recent field evaluation form. For current BSW seniors, please submit your fall semester end field evaluation. For graduated applicants, submit your final senior year field evaluation. For applicants who have graduated 5 or more years ago, or are unable to provide this documentation, please clearly include the ways in which you have engaged in social work professional practice since graduation in your required admission essay.


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Writing an effective essay requires preparation You must gather the information needed to compose the essay, understand the task at hand, and decide what you would like to convey. Here are some tips to help you gather the information needed to compose a graduate admissions essay that sets you apart from the rest.