Guidelines for Writing Your Statement of Purpose 1. The statement should be focused; clarity and brevity are encouraged. It should specifically state (1) why you would like to attend graduate school, (2) your career plans, (3) your professional interests, and (4) why the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications is the right fit for your graduate education. Reading the “Support Areas” document will help you to fully understand our knowledge bases and contextual applications. 2. Your statement of purpose should be written by you. We make judgments on your writing ability from this statement. The statement should be grammatically correct and free from punctuation errors. Therefore you are encouraged to have someone else proof read it for you, but you should be the author. 3. The statement should reflect your personality. Judgments on graduate admission are often difficult. The graduate selection committee needs to know about your time management skills, dedication and motivation, previous work or volunteer experiences, and other factors that might contribute to your potential success in graduate school. 4. Although quality of the statement is our primary concern, we suggest approximately two pages, double spaced.
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