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[PS/CV] 从网上看到的关于写PS的建议,感觉写的很好和大家分享

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ffybren 发表于 2016-9-14 11:18:58 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式

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以下的内容是从普渡大学的一个介绍PS的网站看到的,写的真心不错,大家可以看看。. more info on 1point3acres.com

The personal statement, your opportunity to sell yourself in the application process, generally falls into one of two categories:
1. The general, comprehensive personal statement:
This allows you maximum freedom in terms of what you write and is the type of statement often prepared for standard medical or law school application forms.
2. The response to very specific questions:
Often, business and graduate school applications ask specific questions, and your statement should respond specifically to the question being asked. Some business school applications favor multiple essays, typically asking for responses to three or more questions.

Questions to ask yourself before you write:
  • What's special, unique, distinctive, and/or impressive about you or your life story?
  • What details of your life (personal or family problems, history, people or events that have shaped you or influenced your goals) might help the committee better understand you or help set you apart from other applicants?
  • When did you become interested in this field and what have you learned about it (and about yourself) that has further stimulated your interest and reinforced your conviction that you are well suited to this field? What insights have you gained?
  • How have you learned about this field—through classes, readings, seminars, work or other experiences, or conversations with people already in the field?
  • If you have worked a lot during your college years, what have you learned (leadership or managerial skills, for example), and how has that work contributed to your growth?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Are there any gaps or discrepancies in your academic record that you should explain (great grades but mediocre LSAT or GRE scores, for example, or a distinct upward pattern to your GPA if it was only average in the beginning)?
  • Have you had to overcome any unusual obstacles or hardships (for example, economic, familial, or physical) in your life?
  • What personal characteristics (for example, integrity, compassion, and/or persistence) do you possess that would improve your prospects for success in the field or profession? Is there a way to demonstrate or document that you have these characteristics?
  • What skills (for example, leadership, communicative, analytical) do you possess?
  • Why might you be a stronger candidate for graduate school—and more successful and effective in the profession or field than other applicants?
  • What are the most compelling reasons you can give for the admissions committee to be interested in you?

. 鐗涗汉浜戦泦,涓浜╀笁鍒嗗湴
General advice
Answer the questions that are asked
  • If you are applying to several schools, you may find questions in each application that are somewhat similar.
  • Don't be tempted to use the same statement for all applications. It is important to answer each question being asked, and if slightly different answers are needed, you should write separate statements. In every case, be sure your answer fits the question being asked.. 涓浜-涓夊垎-鍦帮紝鐙鍙戝竷
Tell a story
  • Think in terms of showing or demonstrating through concrete experience. One of the worst things you can do is to bore the admissions committee. If your statement is fresh, lively, and different, you'll be putting yourself ahead of the pack. If you distinguish yourself through your story, you will make yourself memorable.
Be specific
  • Don't, for example, state that you would make an excellent doctor unless you can back it up with specific reasons. Your desire to become a lawyer, engineer, or whatever should be logical, the result of specific experience that is described in your statement. Your application should emerge as the logical conclusion to your story..1point3acres缃
Find an angle
  • If you're like most people, your life story lacks drama, so figuring out a way to make it interesting becomes the big challenge. Finding an angle or a "hook" is vital.. visit 1point3acres.com for more.
Concentrate on your opening paragraph
  • The lead or opening paragraph is generally the most important. It is here that you grab the reader's attention or lose it. This paragraph becomes the framework for the rest of the statement.
Tell what you know
  • The middle section of your essay might detail your interest and experience in your particular field, as well as some of your knowledge of the field. Too many people graduate with little or no knowledge of the nuts and bolts of the profession or field they hope to enter. Be as specific as you can in relating what you know about the field and use the language professionals use in conveying this information. Refer to experiences (work, research, etc.), classes, conversations with people in the field, books you've read, seminars you've attended, or any other source of specific information about the career you want and why you're suited to it. Since you will have to select what you include in your statement, the choices you make are often an indication of your judgment.
Don't include some subjects
  • There are certain things best left out of personal statements. For example, references to experiences or accomplishments in high school or earlier are generally not a good idea. Don't mention potentially controversial subjects (for example, controversial religious or political issues).
Do some research, if needed
  • If a school wants to know why you're applying to it rather than another school, do some research to find out what sets your choice apart from other universities or programs. If the school setting would provide an important geographical or cultural change for you, this might be a factor to mention.
Write well and correctly
  • Be meticulous. Type and proofread your essay very carefully. Many admissions officers say that good written skills and command of correct use of language are important to them as they read these statements. Express yourself clearly and concisely. Adhere to stated word limits.
Avoid clichés
  • A medical school applicant who writes that he is good at science and wants to help other people is not exactly expressing an original thought. Stay away from often-repeated or tired statements.


Writing the Personal Statement: Top 10 Rules
  • Strive for depth rather than breadth. Narrow focus to one or two key themes, ideas or experiences
  • Try to tell the reader something that no other applicant will be able to say
  • Provide the reader with insight into what drives you
  • Be yourself, not the 'ideal' applicant
  • Get creative and imaginative in the opening remarks, but make sure it's something that no one else could write
  • Address the school's unique features that interest you
  • Focus on the affirmative in the personal statement; consider an addendum to explain deficiencies or blemishes
  • Evaluate experiences, rather than describe them
  • Proofread carefully for grammar, syntax, punctuation, word usage, and style
  • Use readable fonts, typeface, and conventional spacing and margins

Writing the Personal Statement: Top 10 Pitfalls
  • Do not submit an expository resume; avoid repeating information found elsewhere on the application
  • Do not complain or whine about the "system" or circumstances in your life
  • Do not preach to your reader. You can express opinions, but do not come across as fanatical or extreme
  • Do not talk about money as a motivator
  • Do not discuss your minority status or disadvantaged background unless you have a compelling and unique story that relates to it
  • Do not remind the school of its rankings or tell them how good they are
  • Do not use boring clichéd intros or conclusions
    • "Allow me to introduce myself. My name is..."
    • "This question asks me to discuss..."
    • "I would like to thank the admissions committee for considering my application."
    • "It is my sincere hope that you will grant me the opportunity to attend your fine school."
    • "In sum, there are three reasons why you should admit me..."
  • Do not use unconventional and gimmicky formats and packages
  • Do not submit supplemental materials unless they are requested
  • Do not get the name of the school wrong
  • Do not incorporate technical language or very uncommon words
. 鐗涗汉浜戦泦,涓浜╀笁鍒嗗湴

原文的链接是:https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/642/01/。

里面还有一些PS范文和录取官的建议。看之前一直以为PS就是详细介绍自己的CV,看了之后才发现自己很无知啊……大家感兴趣可以看看!


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thomson 发表于 2016-9-14 16:26:29 | 显示全部楼层
感谢楼主分享
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nhqgoal 发表于 2016-9-14 19:18:50 | 显示全部楼层
学习了,原来将钱视作动力是要避免提及的。
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小虫家属 发表于 2016-9-14 19:34:15 | 显示全部楼层
真心不错…感谢分享!
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echo_jiawei 发表于 2016-9-18 02:21:38 | 显示全部楼层
感谢楼主分享,正在写ps.....
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secretst 发表于 2016-9-26 14:24:01 | 显示全部楼层
感谢感谢!最近为了PS绞尽脑汁,楼主的资料非常有用!
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BOMBANG 发表于 2016-9-27 17:51:22 | 显示全部楼层
thanks for sharing
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aaabbbjj 发表于 2016-9-30 03:20:13 | 显示全部楼层
谢谢分享,写的超级的赞,这几天也是改自己的PS改的要吐了
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