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Secret to Excellent Writing: Revision

The Secret to Excellent Writing: Revision, Revision, Revision Even the greatest writers often go through several drafts before finally being satisfied with their work. Similarly, personal statements should go through multiple...

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Interpreting the Prompt

Before beginning to outline your personal statement, you must figure out what your program-specific prompt is really asking. There are two components to a prompt: the surface question (i.e. the...

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Even the most experienced writers often find starting to be very difficult. Follow these steps to ensure you're brainstorming a way out of writer's block.

Brainstorming Writer’s Block Away

Even the most experienced writers often find starting to be the most difficult part. In this chapter, you will find four of the most popular methods of brainstorming that should...

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A professional and eye-catching résumé will attract the attention of admissions boards, and highlight your achievements and experience.

Building an Eye-Catching Résumé

While some programs may provide space on their application to input your relevant accomplishments, most applications will require you to upload a résumé. A professional and eye-catching résumé will attract...

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Once you have a draft of your résumé, your next step is to write brief descriptions for each activity or relevant experience.

Impactful Résumé Descriptions

Once you have a draft of your résumé, your next step is to write brief descriptions for each activity or relevant experience. To do this effectively, you should use powerful...

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The honors section of your résumé is an opportunity to demonstrate that you have achieved recognition for your academic work.

Showcasing Awards on a Résumé

In addition to listing your relevant experiences, your résumé may also include an awards and honors section. Just as when you list your experience, your awards and honors should be...

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A clean résumé structure and well-written descriptions will contribute positively to a reader’s impression of your professionalism and achievements.

Perfecting Your Résumé Structure

In “Perfect Form”  we discuss the importance of submitting a clear, polished résumé. Once you have an easily readable format for your résumé, your next step is to strategically structure...

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Myth of the Well-Rounded Applicant

The Well-Rounded Ones “Universities want well-rounded students.”  This fatal assumption leads applicants to rejection every year. While this misconception makes intuitive sense, the truth is that admissions officers are trying to...

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The Path to Graduate School

The Path Forward The process of applying to graduate school is significantly more complex than undergraduate applications, and it will be very important to allow yourself enough time to collect the...

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