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Help needed: difference between record of achievement and personal statement

  1. Aug 8, 2012 #1
    urgent help needed: difference between record of achievement and personal statement

    I want to apply to a research fellow position where they asked for
    -A statement of research interests
    -A cover letter
    - A record of achievements (ROA)

    Is the record of achievements different from the personal statement? thanks for your response
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
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  3. Aug 8, 2012 #2
    Re: urgent help needed: difference between record of achievement and personal stateme

    Yes. Personal statement is you telling them about yourself and why you deserve to get in.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2012 #3
    Re: urgent help needed: difference between record of achievement and personal stateme

    would you please elaborate more? what would the record of achievements include?
     
  5. Aug 9, 2012 #4
    Re: urgent help needed: difference between record of achievement and personal stateme

    Record of achievements focuses on what you've done. You can list research positions, fellowships, papers, posters,, patents, and the like.

    The Personal Statement is more about what you intend (or want) to do. How do you intend to contribute?
     
  6. Aug 9, 2012 #5

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    Re: urgent help needed: difference between record of achievement and personal stateme

    A cover letter is your written introduction to anyone who may be evaluating your application. It should state what you're applying for and highlight the reasons you believe you are suited to the position.

    A record of achievements is essentially a portion of your CV. It would typically include: -- invited presentations
    - books or chapters published
    - papers published in peer reviewed journals
    - peer-reviewed abstracts
    - non peer-reviewed works such as in-service presentations or internal commissioing reports
    - awards received
    - major projects completed

    A statement of research interests is more of a brief essay on the work you intend to do. It should demonstrate an understanding of the field, present a reasonable and specific plan for what you hope to accomplish and how, and provide a solid argument for why you will be successful in undertaking the research.
     
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