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Medievalmaniac

SOP mistakes: what to avoid

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This topic is awesome. Too bad I thought to read just a few days before my first deadline, though! 

 

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Sorry for re-posting. Does anybody know if I can use an image in my SOP? An illustration (a painting, to be more specific) right at the beginning, as to "set the mood". Thanks!

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19 hours ago, Yanaka said:

Sorry for re-posting. Does anybody know if I can use an image in my SOP? An illustration (a painting, to be more specific) right at the beginning, as to "set the mood". Thanks!

I saw a thread somewhere about this. A short answer is no, don't risk it, keep it professional.

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On 28/11/2016 at 7:08 AM, day_manderly said:

I saw a thread somewhere about this. A short answer is no, don't risk it, keep it professional.

Thanks a lot. Is there a topic somewhere about CVs, too? Because I didn't find any with the "search" tool.

As an undergrad (and French, on top of it), I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should use essay topics I worked on. I'm worried leaving my CV empty on that matter will harm me...

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1 minute ago, Yanaka said:

Thanks a lot. Is there a topic somewhere about CVs, too? Because I didn't find any with the "search" tool.

As an undergrad (and French, on top of it), I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should use essay topics I worked on. I'm worried leaving my CV empty on that matter will harm me...

Haven't seen it... I've included everything relevant (like, really everything, including my competitive running hobby :) )

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1 minute ago, Yanaka said:

Thanks @day_manderly! My CV should be 2 to 3 pages long, I've really kept what only seemed relevant... Hope it's fine :( 

You can check the sample here or just look around if you are not sure... I think I had the file of my CV opened since like March, and I would add/change something regularly... Whoops, this thread is not about CVs. :/

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Yes I know. Sorry for going off-topic. Maybe I should open a new thread :D

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