mikazukipie Posted November 3, 2009 Share Posted November 3, 2009 I've received very conflicting opinions on whether or not to use an anecdotal opening in the statement of purpose. I have one school that specifically says NO ANECDOTES PLEASE, but the rest say nothing on the matter. Sample essays seem to fall into both camps, and one of my LOR writers, whose opinion I take as gospel ordinarily, says that many schools may not say anything about it, but frown upon the practice anyhow. What do you think? Is an anecdotal opening, even when written well, unprofessional? Or can it be a way to get remembered? Or is it really up to chance, which means I should play it safe and skip the anecdote? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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