Megan Morgan is a Graduate Program Academic Advisor in the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia.
She earned her Ph D in English from the University of Georgia in 2015.
Calleson’s classes changed my life”), or anything that could be cut and pasted into anyone else’s application.
Find what is specific to you about the ideas that generated those platitudes and express them more directly.
Under this, list anyone you are copying your letter to or any attachments you included.
Shaun Cricks is a freelance writer, editor, teacher and producer living in Central Florida, where he graduated from Rollins College.
Because the application essay can have a critical effect upon your progress toward a career, you should spend significantly more time, thought, and effort on it than its typically brief length would suggest.
It should reflect how you arrived at your professional goals, why the program is ideal for you, and what you bring to the program.
Every school wants to feel like you are only applying to their school, even though they know quite well this is not the case. Remember that your audience will probably skim through your essay (at best) and your key points could be lost if you do not highlight them here.
After listing your bullet-points, include a short concluding paragraph of about 100 words or less summarizing what you have presented as well as your intent. Think of this as the bow that you put on a present after it is wrapped. As you would in any formal letter, include an appropriate sign-off (such as "Sincerely," "Respectfully") followed by a comma, a blank line for you to sign, and your name printed underneath the line.