cunninlynguist Posted September 11, 2011 Share Posted September 11, 2011 A fair number of us will submit another piece of writing in addition to the SOP and writing sample - the "personal" statement. I've looked around GradCafe for prior discussions but there's a dearth of information relative to other application components. What I've gathered so far is that it does not grant you license to talk about yourself in an intimately personal way without grounding some of those experiences to your academic progression. Is that the basic principle? Anecdotes are clearly welcome in this essay but they still need to connect to your interests or to your ability to overcome an adverse situation. While it seems like an afterthought - and some programs basically imply it's not a big deal - it would be very useful to get any insight from those who wrote a compelling diversity statement, and what they included. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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