Admission Essay

The construction of well-organized and adequately focused and directed essays for applications to educational institutions should be carefully planned and reasoned. The overall application package represents who the prospective student is. Thus, it is extremely important that he/she present his/her qualities and strong areas in an intelligent manner. The written version of goals, potentials and talents are a very important way for committee members to get to know the candidate and determine his/her fit for the school. Moreover, competition for admission to highly ranked institutions has increased.

Despite the considerable effort that is required to write an original and well-constructed essay, drafts, a good disposition and attention to detail can pay off for a candidate when he/she is offered an interview. A good essay takes time and a bad one can literally end the admissions process. Graduate schools make their decisions greatly based on these written descriptive versions of candidates, so this part of an application must be prepared wisely. Besides personally working towards a good result, it is still strongly advisable that prospects show all drafts to an expert on this issue.
There are diverse types of essays and hence different approaches to write these, but the most important and commonly required are the Statement of Purpose, which describes the candidate’s goals and interests as well as the specific program and institution that will aid in the achievement of these, and the Personal Statement, which presents the qualities and strengths that the candidate offers and brings to the institution and classmates. These two types of essay will be explained and thoroughly described throughout this workshop.
Autores: Myrna Bazán Treviño y Jorge Isaac Bazán Treviño
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