Letter of Intent for Grad SchoolWriting
Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:43 PM
Develop a letter of intent: a typed statement (of at least 500 words) regarding the academic and professional goals to be attained through their work in the SPC graduate program.
What information are they looking for in this letter? Do they want to know why I am applying for their school, past experience, etc.? I need help getting started.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:13 AM
Personally, I think making sure to show your own voice, enthusiasm, passion and intelligence is very important to creating a letter of intent that will rise above the competition. Of course, everyone will provide the same basic information about what they want to study, why, and what they would like to do after graduate school, but if you can provide more than those basics, it will help your chances of being noticed.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:17 AM
Aside from proper grammar and the ability to write well, they are looking for precisely what they said they were looking for. I have helped a few of my friends with these, and it is amazing how off track they go. Your letter of intent should be focused on what you hope to learn from the program, what your professional goals are and why you think the two fit well together.
Write about how you are interested in the program because the information interests you. State that your interest in this program will also help you further your professional goals which are....
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:54 PM
Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:12 AM
Include a section on what brought you to the decision of choosing graduate school and the particular school you are applying for.
Make sure to mention what you would like to do with your master's and future aspirations.
Tell them what subjects you are looking forward to learning and how you can translate these into the workplace.
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