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  • Statement of Purpose Due March 6, 2013
  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE As the name signifies, the Statement of Purpose is your personal statement about who you are, what has influenced your career path so far, your professional interests and where you plan to go from here. It need not be a bald statement of facts.
  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Who are you? How did you get where you are today? A statement of purpose can be anything you want to learn about.a. How to speak French.b. I took French in high school and college.
  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Outline1 Foreign languages are required in high school in order to graduate.a. I had no idea what language I wanted to choose.b. I always thought French was a beautiful language, but how often would I use it in life?c. I chose French instead of Spanish because my best friend was taking French.
  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Sample paragraph Foreign languages are required in high school in order tograduate. I had no idea what language I wanted to choose. I alwaysthought French was a beautiful language, but how often would I use it inlife? My mom insisted that I take Spanish because she figured it wouldbe more useful in my future career. Many people in this area speakSpanish as opposed to French. My mom figured I would have more jobopportunities if I were fluent in Spanish. Like all kids, I did exactly theopposite of what my mom wanted. I chose French instead of Spanishbecause my best friend was taking French. After taking two years ofFrench in high school and four semesters in college, I can speakapproximately 20 words in French. Had I taken Spanish, I could havehad more opportunities as a bilingual teacher in elementary education.
  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE My second paragraph Is going to be about my experience in high school. My third paragraph is going to be about my experience in college. My last paragraph is going to sum up that I took French instead of Spanish. I could have had more opportunities…blah blah blah… So this is a four paragraph essay.
  • STATEMENT OF PURPOSE It’s ok to have four paragraphs even though the paper says five. You don’t have to have 900 words. I am just looking for well thought out longer paragraphs. You statement of purpose can be anything you have an opinion about. For example, gun control, legalizing marijuana, and the legal age for drinking and driving.