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Personal statement vs SOP

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:43 pm
by RazorX
I will be applying to grad schools this December and was looking at the university websites. Most schools ask for a 1-2 page SOP. However some schools like UWashington ask for a 300 words SOP and an optional personal statement. Can anyone give some advice from prior experience, what one needs to write in their personal statement? What purpose does it serve for the admission committee? I have attached a screenshot from UW grad application requirements webpageImage ... y.png?dl=0