Feb 16, 2006, 12:47 PM
Post #9 of 329
Hi all! It's been three years since I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan U. with Writing/English, have been working full-time, trying to decide when to quit and what to do after. About three weeks ago I realized that, of many options, I DO actually want to go to grad school--specifically, for creative non-fiction. I'm in the middle of last-minute applications to MFA programs at Seattle Pacific U. and Pacific Lutheran U. SPU is my first choice, app. due March 1st. I'm hoping to spend the next two days holed away somewhere working on the statement of purpose ("development as a writer and person of faith") and the portfolio, etc., as well as the statement and a short book review for PLU.
last-minute statement of purpose--help?
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So, question: Does anyone on here have any suggestions for websites, etc. with (free) sample essays, especially to writing programs, and/or some practical advice about grad essays? I've already checked the info on about.com, and I'm interested in some things I can save, print out, and use as references or springboards while I'm ignoring the internet for a couple of days. Any links to old threads on this topic would be great too. I've searched and browsed some, but under this kind of a deadline I'm trying not to spend too many hours surfing. I have a LOT of ideas, but I'm not sure how to address them or put them together...
Thanks to anyone willing to help!