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Question 1 de 15

​The main objective of the Statement of Purpose is to communicate the candidate’s career vision, interest in the academic area and justification for pursuing graduate studies.
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True

True. Justification: This statement is a paraphrase of the specified main objective for a Statement of Purpose.

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Question 2 de 15

In a Personal Statement, community awareness and extracurricular activities are important elements the candidate should analyze and choose to write about.
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True
True. Justification: Activities outside the academic also build the candidate’s personality and develop abilities and values that will help him/her stand out from the crowd.
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Question 3 of 15

​ Within the academic aspects that a candidate must research about the institution, it is recommended that he/she find out about specific professors and classes offered within the program of interest.
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True
True. Justification: These academic aspects are recommended for inclusion in the Statement of Purpose.
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Question 4 of 15

​ A Personal Statement should always begin with the contributions that the candidate offers the program.
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Falso o verdadero

 

 
 

 

False
False. Justification: A good beginning should capture the reader’s attention and a good idea is to use a personal experience to lead to the rest of the contents and to a directed conclusion.
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Question 5 of 15

​ A revision should occur on the contents level and on the grammar level.
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Falso o verdadero

 

 

 

True

True. Justification: Both areas are important in the successful completion of these essays.

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Question 6 of 15

​ Which of the following MUST be included in the Statement of Purpose?
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Opción múltiple
 A) a list of achievements.
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 B) the candidate’s initial interest in the academic area.
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 C) an anecdote.
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 D) the candidate’s academic needs.
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 E) the candidate’s community service.
D

A). a list of achievements is NOT an assessment of the candidate’s career path and professional strengths. B), C) and E) although this could be included, it is not a main component of the Statement of Purpose. D) this is a main element in the Statement of Purpose.

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Question 7 of 15

​ What are the Personal Statement’s main objectives?
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Opción múltiple

 A) to portray a person’s goals in the short and long terms.
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 B) to depict a person’s strengths that will enrich the chosen program and/or institution.
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 C) to carefully show details about the person’s experiences that are peculiar and different.
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 D) to provide the Admissions Committee with a complete picture of the applicant’s interests.
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 E) to make the applicant reflect on his/her problems and successes.

B

B). Justification: A) belongs to the Statement of Purpose C) and D) that is not the point or objectives, and E) this is rather the means to obtain the objectives.

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Question 8 of 15

In an assessment of a candidate’s professional strengths, which of the following MUST be considered?
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Opción múltiple

 A) work achievements.
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 B) community service.
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 C) extracurricular activities.
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 D) empathy.
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 E) hobbies.

A

A). Justification: B), C), D) and E) these must be considered in an assessment of personal strengths to include them in the Personal Statement. A) career achievements are used to support professional strengths, which must be included in the Statement of Purpose.

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Question 9 of 15

The qualities and strengths of a candidate should be mainly oriented to which of the following in a Personal Statement?
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Opción múltiple
  A) to why a particular program is chosen.
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 B) to link to the applicant’s achievements and areas of development.
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 C) to fit the professional aims.
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 D) to goals and interests in the personal realm.
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 E) exalt the contributions of the applicant to the school chosen.
E

 

Justification: A) and B) and C) belong to the Statement of Purpose and D) is rather in relationship to contributing to the institution or program chosen.
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Question 10 of 15

Which of the following could be highlighted as part of a program’s academic strengths to be included in the Statement of Purpose?
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Opción múltiple
  A) student groups.
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 B) community non-profit organizations.
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 C) extra-curricular activities.
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 D) multicultural class make-up.
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 E) lecture series.
E

Justification: A), B), C) and D) this could be included as part of the institution’s integral strengths, it is not an academic issue. E) this is mentioned as a relevant academic aspect of the program.

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Question 11 of 15

How can knowing about the school clubs be used for a Personal Statement?
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Opción múltiple
 A) by linking them to personal interests and overall enrichment and growth.
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 B) describing them as some of the goals of the institution for the students.
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 C) because they represent activities that will enrich the person’s traits.
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 D) using the information to apply a direction in the essay towards achievements.
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 E) showing that the person has to be involved in other situations besides the academic.
A
 
Justification: B), C) are out of scope working exactly in opposite direction; D) would be, if any, related to the Statement of Purpose, and E) is not the sought endpoint.

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Question 12 of 15

In a Statement of Purpose candidates are recommended to begin with their professional vision because this…
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Opción múltiple
  A) displays their focus and direction.
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 B) shows their professional strengths.
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 C) inspires with their dreams.
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 D) assesses their academic needs.
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 E) justifies their desire for knowledge.
A

 Justification: B) – E) this is the objective of another part of the Statement of Purpose. A) this is a main reason to start the Statement of Purpose.

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Question 13 of 15

How can a Personal Statement end?
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Opción múltiple

  A) with a friendly joke.
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 B) with a closing unifying sentence.
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 C) with a description of the relationship with the school.
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 D) with a personal remark.
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 E) all of the above.

 
B

Justification: A) and D) are completely off the point. C) is not exactly what is required – it is relationship of all values and traits with the enrichment of the class from the pursued program.

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Question 14 of 15

Which of the following is recommended that candidates DO when revising their application essays?
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Opción múltiple

 A) change the vocabulary to erudite words whenever possible.
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 B) use detailed descriptions of feelings and motivations.
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 C) make sure to include plenty of narratives as support.
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 D) use the services of an expert whenever possible.
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 E) keep an informal and relaxed tone throughout the document.

 
D

D). Justification: A) and E) the opposite is recommended as a DO. B) and C) are not necessary DO’s. D) is recommended.

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Question 15 of 15

Which would you say is crucial to remember as a DON’T?
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Opción múltiple

 A) Don’t write with bad style.
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 B) Don’t bore the committee with a personal experience.
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 C) Options B and D.
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 D) Don’t get the name of the school or a staff member wrong.
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 E) Options A, B and D.

 
D

D). Justification: A) refers to “bad style”, which is ambiguous. B) is half right: “don’t bore”, yes, but not “with a personal experience”. For obvious reasons, C) and E) are also wrong.