Category: Admissions Essays

5 Tips for Writing a PhD Application

June 25, 2018 by ProofreadingPal in Admissions Essays

The most critical part of a PhD application is the research proposal and accompanying letter. These elements explain just what you plan to do for the next three to five years of your life, how you’ll contribute to the goals and recognition of the department you’re applying to, and why, exactly, you want to do something as crazy as pursue a PhD in the first place.


5 Tips for Personal Statements

October 21, 2016 by ProofreadingPal in Admissions Essays

Your personal statement will help your application if it shows that you’re a well-qualified individual and nicely suited for the program you’re applying to. Your personal statement will hurt your application if it’s poorly written or demonstrates a lack of academic focus. But never fear, Proofreading Pulse is here with tips for crafting a personal statement that will help you no matter where you’re applying.


Cover Letters: 3 Lessons from Sales

April 6, 2015 by ProofreadingPal in Admissions Essays, Personal Statements, Resumes

Selling yourself, though, is the way of the hunt. It may seem reductive, even unsavory, to think of oneself as a commodity. But employment is by nature a sales transaction. You agree to sell your labor, and, to do so effectively, you need to be guided by three fundamental rules of salesmanship.


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What to Say and How to Say It

November 9, 2011 by Mike in Admissions Essays

So what should you say in your admissions essay and how should you say it? Read this blog post to find out.


How to Make One Essay Work for Most Prompts

October 23, 2011 by Mike in Admissions Essays

Most schools follow a much less intriguing path to college application essay prompts, and that’s why you can adapt one basic essay to fit almost any of them.


How to Address the Prompt and Still Tell Your Story

October 5, 2011 by Mike in Admissions Essays

No, you can't ignore the prompt. If the folks on the admissions committee wanted you to write on anything you wished, they would have told you so. And many do exactly that. But those who go to the trouble of providing a specific prompt want you to deal with it. How you do that? Glad you asked.


So How Do You Impress that Admissions Committee?

October 5, 2011 by Mike in Admissions Essays

if you're a high school senior intent on winning admission to a selective college or university, relax. Writing the college application admissions essay shouldn't be as scary as your weird neighbor's haunted house.


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