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What To Write: Statement of Purpose For Graduate School

by Yan L. | Academic Consulting/Coaching

7 Lessons 46:41
  1. 1. Trailer 51
  2. 2. Introduction 1:26
  3. 3. The Statement of Purpose 19:58
  4. 4. Brainstorming 4:08
  5. 5. Outline 16:41
  6. 6. First Draft 3:06
  7. 7. Conclusion 31




Graduate school applications may be stressful, but this course is here to help you out! Universities typically ask for a Statement of Purpose of a Personal Statement in your application package. This course will guide you through tips and tricks in writing your statement of purpose. We will go over all the components that you should include in a good statement of purposes, such as goals, personal and professional experiences, background, research interests, and more. I will explain each component and offer examples from my own Statement of Purpose. You will have a good Statement of Purpose for any graduate school application in no time!


  • Application Essay
  • Graduate School
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of Purpose


Hello! My name is Yan Li and I am a teacher. I have taught as a student teacher in Boston for 4 years and I tutor in China over the summers. I am from Guangzhou, China and New York City. I am currently in my last year of studying elementary education at Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development. I am also enrolled in the Master's program for Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College, which I will complete in the upcoming year. My favorite part of teaching is getting to know students and creating course materials that engage students to make learning fun and accessible. I believe that each student is fully capable of understanding material. It just depends on how the material is presented to them. My goal is to meet each student where they are at and support them.

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