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Question 1 of 15

​.The Personal Statement must cover all experiences related to professional goals.
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Falso o verdadero

 

 
False

 

Justification: The Personal Statement is a personal reflection of the candidate’s strengths linking them to how he/she will contribute to the institution and program class chosen.

 

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Question 2 of 15

 
​.In making an inventory of professional strengths for the Statement of Purpose, a candidate must consider his/her experiences traveling around the world.
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Falso o verdadero

 

 
False

Justification: Academic background and professional achievements are used in a candidate’s professional inventory. Travel experiences could be used to support a global vision, which is a personal trait to be included in the Personal Statement.

 

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Question 3 of 15

.​Integral aspects from the institution, such as clubs and internships, should be rounded up in the Personal Statement in relationship to personal interests and goals..
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Falso o verdadero
True
 
 
 
Justification: These aspects, though part of an institution, relate to the personal realm enhanced by the Personal Statement.

 

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Question 4 of 15

.​A chronological model for the Statement of Purpose caters to the admissions officers as readers.
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Falso o verdadero

 

 
False
 
 
 
 
Justification: A chronological model is mentioned as an INEFFECTIVE structural model because it does NOT cater to admissions officers.

 

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Question 5 of 15

​.In revising their Statement of Purpose, candidates are encouraged to not show it to others in order to protect their ideas and secure the integrity of the document
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Falso o verdadero

 

 
False
 
 
 
 
Justification: Candidates are encouraged to ask other people to critique and correct their Statement of Purpose so that it truly represents them in “the best light possible”.
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Question 6 of 15

​.Which of the following is a reason to pursue a graduate degree that should be stated in the Statement of Purpose?
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Opción múltiple

 A) to address personality weaknesses.
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 B) to share talents with the academic community.
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 C) to prepare for a career change.
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 D) to develop intellectual agility.
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 E) to seek a  job promotion.

C).
 
 
 
Justification: A) and B) this is a personal issue, not a professional one. D) and E) although these could be reasons to pursue a graduate degree, it is not recommended that they mentioned as such in the Statement of Purpose. C) a career change is part of a candidate’s professional goals, which must be included in the Statement of Purpose
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Question 7 of 15

.​Which of the following should not appear in a Personal Statement?
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Opción múltiple

 A) values learned at home.
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 B) personal traits.
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 C) influence from a significant person.
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 D) job experience.
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 E) the applicant’s biographical summary.

D).
 
 
 
Justification: A), B), C) and E) are all aspects that belong in a Personal Statement, in order to make a complete picture of the applicant’s personal profile​
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Question 8 of 15

​.The term used to describe what a candidate learns from a work achievement, in assessing his/her professional strengths is:
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Opción múltiple
  A) a “takehome”
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 B) a “castaway”
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 C) a “result”
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 D) a “takeaway”
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 E) a “putaway”
 
D).

 

Justification: A), B) and E) this word sounds like the term defined in the topic discussion, C) this is what benefits a company or institution, not what the candidate learns. D) this term is defined in the topic discussion.​

 

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Question 9 of 15

​. A term that can be interchanged with “traits” and means important features is:
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Opción múltiple

 A) characterized by great challenges overcome by the candidate.
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 B) characteristics and represents inner qualities in this essay.
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 C) behaviors and portrays a specific personality.
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 D) professional goals and represents the interests of a candidate.
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E) activities that are significant for the candidate and the reader.

B).

 

Justification: A) and C) are completely out of scope, D) is mixing Personal Statement with Statement of Purpose and E) is part of a Personal Statement but has nothing to do with “traits” or “features”.​

 

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Question 10 of 15

​.In researching a professor, it is important that a candidate consider and mention which of the following?
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Opción múltiple

 A) the professor’s pass/fail statistics.
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 B) the professor’s research publications.
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 C) the professor’s tenure status.
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 D) the professor’s department position.
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 E) the professor’s classroom policy.​

B).

 

Justification: A), C), D) and E) these have no relation to the candidate’s academic interests. B) this is mentioned as relevant when aligned to the candidate’s academic interests or needs.​

 

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Question 11 of 15

​.How can knowing the percentages of students from different countries in the world that will attend the program help a student make a better Personal Statement?
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Opción múltiple

 A) because he/she will understand how much he will be positively affected by cultural aspects
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 B) because multiculturalism is a big issue in the present.
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 C) because he/she will better know how to contribute with his/her own experience.
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 D) because having the experience of a multicultural class will develop wealthier capacities.
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 E) because if the percentages are high he/she has a higher probability to be accepted in the program.

C).

 

Justification: A) though true, it does not appear linked to what the question is asking. B) is also true, but not the point. D) is answered in opposite direction – the Personal Statement is not about gaining wealthier capacities, though this most probably will happen; it is rather about contributing to the class diversity. E) is completely out of the scope of the question​

 

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Question 12 of 15

​.Which of the following is an OPTIONAL point in the outline for the proposed effective model for a Statement of Purpose?
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Opción múltiple

  A) Assessment of career progress.
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 B) Short-term goals.
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 C) Long-term goals.
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 D) Academic needs.
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 E) Lifelong dream.

 
E).

 

Justification: A) – D) this point MUST be included in the Statement of Purpose, it is not optional. E) this is a recommended but optional point in the Statement of Purpose​

 

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Question 13 of 15

​.Which of the following could the body of the Personal Statement include?
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Opción múltiple

 A) job history.
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 B) daily experiences from childhood.
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 C) various quotes.
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 D) all of the above.
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 E) none of the above.

 

 

E).

 

Justification: A) is part of the Statement of Purpose, B) “daily” is not what is needed, but rather significant or life-changing; C) quotes can be used, but usually one is enough in all the essay and should be chosen with care. D) is obviously wrong because A) through C) are not appropriate.​

 

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Question 14 of 15

.​Which of the following is NOT a recommendation given in the DO’s when revising application essays<
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Opción múltiple
  A) Be concise.
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 B) Use a spell-checker.
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 C) Follow word limits.
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 D) Use technical language.
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 E) Use transition words.
 
 
D).

 

Justification: A), B), C) and E) are mentioned in the DO’s list. D) not mentioned in the DO’s list.​

 

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Question 15 of 15

.Which of the following is an important DON’T mentioned more than once in the workshop?<
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Opción múltiple
 A) Don’t be too concise.
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 B) Don’t lie.
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 C) Don’t leave the writing to the last minute.
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 D) Don’t overuse literary devices.
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 E) Don’t use money as your motivation.
 
C).

 

Justification: A), B), D) and E) are not mentioned in any other stage of the workshop​