You're finally ready to tackle your graduate school statement of purpose, so you sit down, open your Word doc, and then…wait…and then wait some more…for something to happen.

Sounds like you need help getting those creative juices flowing!

The following resources will teach you what to write about in a graduate statement of purpose, how to choose your topic, and how to follow through, beginning to end, so that you end up with a final product that you're proud of.

  1. Leadership in Admissions, a free guide
  2. Audio and Video in Admissions, a free guide
  3. 7 Signs an Experience Belongs in Your Application Essay, a video
  4. Optional Essays: When and How to Write Them, a video
  5. How to Write about Your Research Interests
  6. Writing the Goals Essay
  7. The Importance of Obstacles
  8. How Personal is Too Personal?
  9. “I’m Smart, Really I Am!” How to Prove Character Traits in Essays
  10. What is an Accomplishment?
  11. Weakness, What Weakness?
  12. Resilience in the Face of Failure 
  13. Resilience: Moving On
  14. Important Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!

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