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Another reu personal statement thread

by Takuza
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Takuza
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Jan3-13, 03:50 PM
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I don't think anyone really likes these threads, but I could use some assistance. Could anyone offer me some criticism on my statement of purpose below, for an REU? This one is really an amalgamation of a couple of ones that I wrote for specifically for different programs, which all more of less asked me to briefly explain why I was interested in research and the fields I was interested in, as well as describing past experiences. In this way instead of posting 6 different ones, I will just absorb what I learn from this one. I am particularly concerned with the opening

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...7qQ20Xox4/edit

any suggestions/criticisms would be appreciated, thanks. Also let me know if you cannot access the doc
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Takuza
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Jan5-13, 12:32 PM
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Gonna go ahead and violate the rules with this one time bump.
micromass
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Jan5-13, 12:37 PM
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Gonna go ahead and violate the rules with this one time bump.
Don't worry, bumping once is not against the rules

FalconOne
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Jan7-13, 06:16 PM
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Another reu personal statement thread

I would totally be down to proofreading this, but I'm one of the cool kids that only has Hotmail and has no intention of getting a Google Docs account until I absolutely have to. Please feel free to PM the document to me.
phinds
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Jan7-13, 06:22 PM
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Quote Quote by micromass View Post
Don't worry, bumping once is not against the rules
He was probably thinking of the 24-hour rule:

Do not "bump" one of your threads to the top of a forum's thread list by posting a basically empty message to it, until at least 24 hours have passed since the latest post in the thread; and then do it only once per thread.

But I congratulate him on KNOWING the rules
FalconOne
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Jan9-13, 12:15 AM
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I responded to your message.

Anyone who was wondering - the Google doc has been taken down.


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