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How to write a personal statement for graduate school

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A personal statement is a short essay of around 500–1,000 words, in which you tell a compelling story about who you are, what drives you, and why you’re applying. To write a successful personal statement for a graduate school application, don’t just summarize your experience; instead, craft a focused narrative in your own voice. Aim to demonstrate three things: Your personality: what are your inte...

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Download as PDF These terms and conditions are translated from Dutch. In case there are possible differences in interpretation or the application of these terms and conditions, the Dutch version of our terms and conditions are final. Article 1. Definitions Scribbr: Scribbr B.V., which is located at 542 Singel, 1017AZ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and registered with the commercial registry under nu...

Citation styles guide: Choosing a style and citing correctly

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A citation style is a set of rules on how to cite sources in academic writing. Whenever you refer to someone else’s work, a citation is required to avoid plagiarism. Citation style guidelines are often published in an official handbook containing explanations, examples, and instructions. The most common citation styles are the following: MLA style in the humanities (e.g. literature or languages). ...

The main types of essay

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An essay is a focused piece of writing designed to inform or persuade. There are many different types of essay, but they are often defined in four categories: argumentative, expository, narrative, and descriptive essays. Argumentative and expository essays are focused on conveying information and making clear points, while narrative and descriptive essays are about exercising creativity and writin...

A guide to correlation coefficients

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A correlation coefficient is a number between -1 and 1 that tells you the strength and direction of a relationship between variables. In other words, it reflects how similar the measurements of two or more variables are across a dataset. Correlation coefficient value Correlation type Meaning 1 Perfect positive correlation When one variable changes, the other variables change in the same direction....

Writing a statement of purpose for graduate school

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When you apply for graduate programs or scholarships, the admissions committee is looking for more than just a list of grades. The statement of purpose (also known as a statement of intent or motivation letter) is your chance to stand out from the crowd and showcase your motivation, skills and potential. It should: Outline your academic or professional interests and goals Discuss relevant skills, ...

Example Proofreading & Editing

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Along with the edited document, you’ll receive a personal note in which the editor answers your questions and explains how your text has been improved. Dear Casper, Thanks for sending your thesis to Scribbr! Sustainability is an important issue these days, and you’ve done a good job of making a complex topic accessible and engaging. Overall, your writing is clear, so I’ve focused on bringing the s...

How to create a research design

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A research design is a strategy for answering your research question using empirical data. Creating a research design means making decisions about: Your overall aims and approach The type of research design you’ll use Your sampling methods or criteria for selecting subjects Your data collection methods The procedures you’ll follow to collect data Your data analysis methods A well-planned research ...

Confidence intervals explained

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When you make an estimate in statistics, whether it is a summary statistic or a test statistic, there is always uncertainty around that estimate because the number is based on a sample of the population you are studying. The confidence interval is the range of values that you expect your estimate to fall between a certain percentage of the time if you run your experiment again or re-sample the pop...

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Fill in the number of words that you would like to have checked. Proofreading & Editing is correcting your language mistakes and improving your sentence structures, overall readability of the text and the academic writing style. The editor will check the organization of your document.  With tips and comments the editor will help you improve your document’s structure, avoid repetition and write ade...

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