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原文地址:
http://www.surf.caltech.edu/students/personal_statementl.html

The personal statement is a significant part of your application. It provides other people with important information about you as a candidate for an undergraduate research position.
It provides potential mentors and the selection committee with an impression of you as an individual.It is a way to measure your writing ability.(也是写作能力的表现机会)

It states clearly your personal and professional goals and how participation in this program will help you achieve them.The personal statement can be used to determine your enthusiasm for participating in the program, your enthusiasm for the field, your maturity, your creativity, and your curiosity. (目标以及这个学习如何帮助你达到目标)

The people who will read your statement include potential mentors and evaluators who will recommend student selection.

There is no general recipe which, if followed to the letter, will guarantee a good personal statement. A good statement will anticipate and answer questions that prospective mentors or evaluators might ask about you. The questions below are not meant to be exhaustive or a check list. They are posed to stimulate your thinking about what you want to do and why you want to do it.下面这些问题将帮你构思ps写作。

Your personal statement should clearly present how and why you became interested in a particular area of research and the steps you have taken to foster your interests. The people who read your personal statement should see your growth and interest over a period of time.

Some questions to consider when writing your personal statement:

1. Why are you applying? In what area of study do you want to specialize? What are your research interests?为何申请,什么领域,兴趣何在。
2. What are your career goals (both short- and long-term)?长短期目标是什么
3. What makes you a special and unique applicant? What are you studying as an undergraduate? What special preparation did you receive?特点是什么,本科学过什么。
4. What about your extracurricular activities? Talk about your accomplishments and responsibilities. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
5. What are some of the problems you have had (personal, academic, research) and how did you resolve them? Make any explanations of problems positive and always articulate resolution of the problems. If you have any challenging or special experiences, describe them. These are the things that make you stand out and stay in the minds of the selection committee.你的一些困难,比如学习和研究以及个人问题,是如何克服的。
6. What do you know about the field? How did you get your information?
7. Do you have any work experiences that have contributed to your growth? Describe them.
8. What skills do you have that will help you succeed?什么技巧。
9. What specific areas of research conducted at Caltech (or one of the exchange universities) are you interested in? Are there particular faculty members whose work especially appeals to you?

http://www.murf.caltech.edu/statement.html

The purpose of the personal statement that you are required to write and to submit is to describe yourself and your interests to the MURF admissions committee and to your prospective mentor.

Please describe your academic and career goals and discuss the ways in which your participation in the MURF program would help you achieve your goals. In what other ways have you fostered achievement of your goals (participation in other programs, other research experiences, etc.)?请写出你的学术以及职业目标,并谈论这个项目如何帮你

What are your research interests? (Be specific. We encourage you to review the faculty web sites to learn what research is carried out at Caltech and to read some articles about work that you find interesting.) What about this area of research interests you? What experiences or events piqued your interest? In what ways have you cultivated this interest?

感兴趣的地方是什么,请具体。我们鼓励你与研究领域的专家联系,以及阅读一些文章。

In what ways would you benefit from and contribute to the MURF program?

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