pinkingpsych Posted November 21, 2017 Share Posted November 21, 2017 Hi! I've posted in this forum previously, and since then I've gotten a near final draft for my statement of purpose. However, I have been given specific feedback for my statement that I'm not sure how to fix. Here's the feedback I've gotten so far: I wrote in my statement "[research program] was my gateway into the research world and fostered my love for it that has only grown since" and I've heard from others that using emotional words like "love" is a general no-no. Does anyone know what words I could use to replace it? "I feel like the way you put so much detail in your experiences, it seems like your future goals are an afterthought. it's okay if you really don't know exactly what you want to do in the future; becoming a professor in any field is even more competitive than getting into a clinical psych program. Additionally, your future goals may change while you're in the program. So when talking about your future goals, I don't think you mentioned this in your statement, but why you're choosing a clinical psychology program vs any other program like gender studies or general psychology. What do you want to do with a clinical psychology degree? I do think you did a great job explaining why you want to apply to these specific programs though." I'm struggling to show why I'm interested in clinical psychology in particular (though I have very specific research interests that I talk about in my SoP) and I'm wondering if anyone else had trouble with that and how they ended up explaining why they want to be a researcher in their field of choice (doesn't have to be clinical psych). Thanks in advance! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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