Applying to graduate school in the United States is hard.
It’s hard in part because the competition is stiff. But it’s also hard because students are asked to write in genres that really only exist as part of the application process — genres such as the statement of purpose.
In more than ten years of advising students, I’ve helped them write statements of purpose that have won admission to many top graduate programs: the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, the George Washington University, the University of Southern California, Northwestern University, and elsewhere. I’ve found myself giving them the advice that I wish I had as an undergraduate or Master’s student.
I’ve put together a system for writing the statement of purpose that takes you from brainstorming to completion. And I’ve put this system together into an online course. Because advising people on navigating academia is a key part of my profession, I do charge for the course. It costs about as much as two applications.
If you are one of my students, do not buy this course. You can get this information just by coming to my office hours. And if you are a prospective student to a UK university, do not buy this course. It is designed for applicants to US graduate programs in the humanities or social sciences.
But, if you are applying to a US university and you are struggling to write the statement of purpose, click here.