Essay-Sample Graduate School Admissions Essay 3[1] - Scribd

About mentioning professors at each grad school: doing this will portray you as someone "who has done her homework," as someone who is genuinely interested in the field, enough to have done some prefatory work in that area. Don't just mention their names (anyone who can browse a web site can do that). Say something of substance about each professor by name, something that reveals you know and appreciate that person's work. Don't necessarily pick the most famous professor at the grad school; chances are many other applicants will do the same, and the admissions committee members will soon be unconsciously filtering those mentions out. (Besides, the most famous professor doesn't always work with all graduate students or may be out of town half the year, and you may come off as naive if you say you're looking forward to working with her.) Find a lesser-known professor whose work truly intrigues you (and is the operational word here). Then say something about what you know of that professor's work — remember that person may be on the admissions committee. Don't suck up — don't be a sycophant. Be fair and honest.

Sample Law School admissions essays for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs
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Today, grad school admissions essays are much more important than they used to be. Unlike impersonal parts of your application such as test scores and GPAs, your essay is intimately connected to you and you alone. That’s why they call it a graduate school personal statement: because it needs to be personal! Without this vital part of your packet, how will you stand out to the admissions officer who reads your application? How will you communicate what makes you a uniquely qualified applicant who is more than just a collection of numbers? What will convince the person who reads your application that you deserve to be admitted over the thousands of others competing for that same spot?


4 SAMPLE GRADUATE SCHOOL ESSAYS

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