Learn How To Write An Effective SOP

Duration : 00:00:00

Guru : Collegepond

135 Learners

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Complete Course Description

Learn how to write a statement of purpose (or 'graduate school essay') that will make your background and experience stand out from other applicants. This course will cover the basics of writing a statement of purpose (what exactly to include and what to leave out) - including several interactive and fun exercises that will help you define your passion in a format that will make applicant reviewers want to accept you. This course will also provide you with insider information about the graduate school review process and how to avoid common application mistakes.

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What Are The Requirements

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  • Students need to have at least one top graduate program in mind before starting
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  • Exercises will focus on elaborating details of your experience, but bring your CV or resume
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  • Any information on the graduate schools you are interested in attending is also helpfu
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What Am I Going To Get From This Course

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  • Identify the key components of a ‘statement of purpose’ for graduate school
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  • Create a unique ‘theme’ or ‘hook’ that will make their statement stand out from other applicants
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  • Complete a coherent and exceptional statement of purpose that will be adjustable to various graduate programs
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What Is The Target Audience

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  • This course will help anyone planning to apply to graduate school within the next year
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  • This course is applicable to applied graduate programs (e.g., healthcare programs, med school, business school, social work, etc), and STEM/research-oriented graduate programs (e.g., computer science, math, psychological science, etc.)
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  • This course is helpful in identifying your specific graduate school path
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  • However, this course may be less helpful if you are more than a year from applying to graduate school, or if you are completely unsure of what subject you want to focus your graduate work in
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