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In this exciting new book, experienced author, professor, and teacher Greg Privitera—2013 Advisor of the Year at St. Bonaventure University and recipient of the SBU Award for Professional Excellence in teaching in 2014—draws on his extensive expertise to give students a step-by-step plan for success in preparing for and applying to graduate school. Broad in scope and rich in detail, Getting Into Graduate School includes insights into how graduate school selection committees decide on candidates, a concrete freshman-to-senior-year plan, and samples of application materials, resumes, and cover letters. This empowering book provides everything students in psychology and the behavioral sciences need to map their course to academic and professional success.
Chapter 6: Writing a “Letter of Intent”
Writing a “Letter of Intent”
Writing a Letter of Intent: Gaining Perspective
“It takes one to tell, and two to misunderstand.”
A letter of intent is one part of the graduate school application. It is also one of the most important parts inasmuch as selection committees will closely review your letter of intent, particularly for doctoral programs. Your letter of intent alone can push you to the top of a list of applicants, and it can all but eliminate you from consideration. You are best served by setting aside substantial time to write your letter of intent.
It can honestly be hard to write about yourself. After all, it may feel as if you are bragging about yourself as you write. ...