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3 Graduate School Essay Tips: Learning From My Mistakes

1. Make sure that every word serves a purpose Though there is nothing wrong with a little stylistic flourish to liven up your essay, extraneous words need to be cut out. It’s often difficult to identify words or phrases that … Continue reading

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Grad School Personal Statements: An Unexpected Twist

I promised my recommenders that I’d have a bunch of materials ready for them by tomorrow, among them an updated resume and personal statements.  So last night, after giving my resume a much-needed facelift, I settle down comfortably in my … Continue reading

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