The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Writing Application Essays and Statements of Purpose for Graduate School

Learn how to write convincing and persuasive personal statements for graduate school admission.


Overview

If you’re applying to master's and doctoral programs in the sciences, social sciences, arts, or humanities, you'll find this workshop useful. We’ll consider general principles for writing convincing and persuasive essays and statements — ones that review your undergraduate work in your major and that emphasize your research interests within the specific field you plan to study in graduate school. We’ll read and discuss samples of successful essays and statements of purpose from such fields as history, biochemistry, political science, and environmental toxicology.

Please note that this workshop is not appropriate for personal statements for law, medical, or other professional school applications. For medical school applications, you’ll want “Writing Personal Statements for Medical School Applications,” and for law and professional school applications, we will offer workshops in the Fall.


Intended Audience

This workshop is designed to help students applying to master’s or doctoral programs in the sciences, social sciences, arts, or humanities.


Duration

1.5 hours


Schedule for Spring 2014

Thursday, 4/24, 4:00-5:30 (Sec. 1)


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