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Admissions PhD Application Personal Statement Help: How Detailed?

  1. Oct 20, 2016 #1
    How detailed should the research experience be? For example, are things like "I developed a C algorithm to help the process of XXX?" worth mentioning? Or should this go to the Curriculum Vitae?
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  3. Oct 20, 2016 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    I can't speak for everyone, but when I review applications, I am looking for the applicant to clearly spell out *why* they want to enter graduate school- career goals, etc. I am interested in specific details as it pertains to the overall goals- why were you interested in 'helping the process of XXX'? How (and whom) did it help?
     
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