The decision is final, but nothing else about it is: I am applying to graduate school in Social Work for fall of 2011.
I began to look at one of the applications and you would think that after writing paper after paper as an English major and Philosophy minor that I would be completely unfazed by what a graduate application calls a “Statement of Purpose.”
Not so. I am utterly fazed by even the idea of a statement of purpose. There is a finality to it that I feel unprepared for. So I suppose I better get my practice by blogging more frequently.
At this point this is what I have for the three different prompts:
1. Why this school? Why this program? (I’m paraphrasing).
My Current Answer: (exasperated) I don’t know. I feel like it. Plus it seems like fun.
2. Address previous work, educational and volunteer experiences and assess strengths and weaknesses. (once again paraphrasing)
My Current Answer: (once again exasperated) I don’t know. I try things and sometimes I’m good at them and sometimes I’m not. I’m really good at caring about people, but I suck at not getting personally attached.
3. Choose a question from a list of four and write a convincing argument in favor of or against the issue at hand. (My words, not theirs).
My Current Answer: I don’t wanna.
Do you think they’ll let me in?