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All About the Graduate Admissions Essay

These links will help you to craft an admissions essay or personal statement that wins you a seat in the graduate program of your choice.

7 Common Admissions Essay Mistakes
Skip these common errors to ensure that your essay sends the message you intend.

Avoid an Overly Personal Graduate Admissions Essay
Beware: You can reveal too much in your admissions essay

About the Graduate Admissions Essay
Your admissions essay ensures that you match up with a graduate program that will offer you the training you need for the career you desire.

Beat Writer's Block and Write Your Graduate Admissions Essay
Banish writer's block to write a graduate admissions essay that gets you into grad school.

Graduate School Admissions Essay Checklist
Is your admissions essay complete?

What is a Graduate School Admissions Essay?
Definition of admissions essay

Why is an Admissions Essay Required in Graduate School Applications?
What purpose does the graduate admissions essay serve?

Writing Your Admissions Essay
What do you include? Leave out?

What Ask Yourself Before Writing a Graduate Admissions Essay
Know yourself to write an effective admissions essay.

How to Write Your Graduate Admissions Essay
It's not just what you say but how you say it that matters in writing an effective admissions essay for grad school.

Graduate Admissions Essay Dos and Don'ts
Have you followed the basic rules of writing graduate admissions essays?

Should You Discuss a Low GPA in Your Admissions Essay?
Should you try to explain poor performance?

Common Topics for Graduate School Admissions Essays
Many graduate schools solicit essays on the same handful of topics. Plan your responses now.

What Is the Purpose of the Graduate Admissions Essay?
Why do graduate programs request admissions essays?

Preparation and Your Graduate Admissions Essay
The admissions essay is vital to your graduate application and a source of major stress. Conduct a careful self-examination in order to put your best foot forward. Here's how.

Writing Your Admissions Essay: Trouble Starting?
Don't know how to begin your personal statement for graduate school admissions? Here are some ideas to break through writer's block.

Admissions Essay Tips
Important information on writing personal essays for admission to graduate school, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Your Law School Personal Statement
The law school admissions essay – what it is and how to write it.

Don'ts for Your Law School Admissions Essay
Dos and don’ts of writing a law school personal statement.

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