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A personal statement is a critical piece of the graduate school application process.  The following resources provide helpful tips as well as samples.  Resources are also available in the Career Center for your use.


Essays & Personal Statement Preparation
Purdue University Writing Lab General advice, questions to address before you write, sample essays, and advice from admissions representatives. Peterson's Link for free essay advice
Dartmouth College - Grad School Essay Prep Overview of personal statements and the essay writing process
University of California, Berkeley - Personal Statements Provides an overview and includes a list of items to include Pay particular attention to the "writing tips" section of the website. It offers tips on strategically writing your essay so that it's sure to be noticed!







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