imperatrix Posted November 17, 2010 Share Posted November 17, 2010 I'm applying to taught MA programs in Medieval Studies mostly in the UK. I've read that UK adcomms tend to prefer a straightforward statement of your research interests and explanation of "fit" with the university/program, as opposed to a more grandiose personal narrative of your life and trials. Does anyone have any experience with this that they can share? My generic SOP is pretty to-the-point as it is: the first paragraph (of three, the second being research/academic interests and the third "fit") is really the only one with any personal anecdote, as it very briefly describes how I became interested in the subject. In sum: how much personal anecdote is too much? Is there a difference in style preference between the UK and the US? Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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