Jan 18, 2013, 1:56 PM
Post #329 of 329
When writing the statement of purpose, autobiographical statement, and all related statements, I found myself fighting hard against the impulse to write:
Re: [kvly] Statement of Purpose -- Style
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Look, I sent you a manuscript, and I paid you good money to read it. All the information you require is in there; it tells you who I am, what I'm doing, and what I aim to achieve, and if it doesn't, I have no place at your program anyway. If I wanted to explicate things, I'd be a PhD candidate. The End.
Did anyone else have an urge to write something like that? For the record, I'd probably have followed it with an apology for my strident tone and chocked it up to application-related exasperation. I'd plead that I'm usually a likable person, and people love workshopping with me; Bob's your uncle, and the thing would end up being 500 anyway.