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Personal Statements: Writing

The personal statement is written for admission to graduate and professional programs at academic institutions like UBC. But what does personal mean in an academic context? How do writers construct an appropriate professional identity? Research shows that personal statements must reflect the values of the profession, and that the personal self you construct in the statement must be a relevant self. That is, relevant to the chosen profession or discipline.
This workshop draws on research to introduce participants to some of the typical stylistic features of the personal statement, such as personal narrative, identity construction, and self-promotion, and includes dedicated time for participants to revise a statement and receive feedback from the facilitators and other participants. Therefore, this workshop is most useful for those with a draft of a personal statement underway.

Facilitator: Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

Date & Time: November 10, 2020 10am – 12pm PDT

Questions about this event? Please contact the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication: cwsc.info@ubc.ca.

Location:
*Registrants will receive the Zoom link 1 day before the event.*
Date:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Audience:
  Graduate     Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication     Writing  
Presenter(s):
Dr. Patty Kelly

Registration is required. There are 65 seats available.

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Presenter(s)

Dr. Patty Kelly

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