rainy_day Posted December 13, 2011 Share Posted December 13, 2011 (edited) Can I just vent for a moment? I really, really, really dislike personal history/diversity essays. It's not specifically the extra work involved in these essays (although that is annoying too), but I just don't think my personal history is any of their business. You want to judge me based on the "kind of person" I am? Fine! That's what my LORs are for. You want to judge my commitment to diversity issues in my research? By all means. I've provided a lovely statement of purpose and writing sample. But my personal experience with diversity/hardhsip/etc? It's none of your business! And the fact that I have to trot out these very personal experiences to for others' judgement feels like a very serious invasion of my privacy and, ultimately, kind of offensive. Am I alone in this thinking? How do other people feel about these personal history/diversity statements? Edited December 13, 2011 by rainy_day JeremiahParadise 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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