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, a short video
  4. How to Demonstrate Leadership When You Don’t Have Leadership Experience, a short video
  5. Optional Essays: When and How to Write Them, a video
  6. Writing About Overcoming Obstacles in Your Application Essays, a short video
  7. Writing the Diversity Personal Statement, a short video
  8. Different Dimensions of Diversity, a podcast episode
  9. What Is the Diversity Essay Question & How Do You Answer It?
  10. How to Write about Your Research Interests
  11. 4 Ways to Show How You’ll Contribute in the Future
  12. Writing About Your Experiences Abroad
  13. How to Add Detail to Your Social Enterprise/Community Service Goals
  14. Writing the Goals Essay
  15. The Importance of Obstacles in Your Application Essays
  16. How Personal is Too Personal?
  17. “I’m Smart, Really I Am!” How to Prove Character Traits in Essays
  18. What is an Accomplishment?
  19. 4 Ways to Display Teamwork in Application Essays
  20. 6 Tips for Talking About Your Weaknesses
  21. Writing About Resilience in the Face of Failure 
  22. Resilience: Moving On
  23. Admissions Tip: BE YOURSELF!

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