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Personal Statements

The Owl at Purdue: Writing Personal Statements
The personal statement, your opportunity to sell yourself in the application process, generally falls into one of two categories:

1. The general, comprehensive personal statement:

This allows you maximum freedom in terms of what you write and is the type of statement often prepared for standard medical or law school application forms.

2. The response to very specific questions:

Often,  graduate school applications ask specific questions, and your statement should respond specifically to the question being asked. Some school applications favor multiple essays, typically asking for responses to three or more questions (Purdue Owl, 2012).

Center for Communication Practices
Tips on writing an application essay for graduate school. 

About.com
Article and links will help you to craft an admissions essay or personal statement.

Graduate School Planning

The site from U.S. News World Report is designed to help users choose a graduate school.  It has directories, graduate school rankings and financial aid information. Information about thousands of colleges and universities, graduate programs, applications, funding and more.

More than 50,000 graduate programs browseable by subject and school and by online distance learning certificate, McNair and minority program offices throughout the United States.

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Type in school name to get basic narrative and tabular data  about college or university.