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Writing Statements of Intent and Purpose: Crafting Your Scholarly Identity

Graduate school applications typically include a statement of intent or purpose, whereby prospective students describe their research background and expertise and begin to map out a research plan. But how do emerging scholars craft their identity in this high-stakes document? Research shows that the scholarly identity prospective students construct in these statements must demonstrate the relevance and timeliness of the research proposal to the chosen discipline, as well as demonstrating researcher competence. Therefore, this workshop draws on scholarly evidence and uses real-world examples to introduce participants to the macro-organization and some of the typical stylistic features of statements of intent and purpose.

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

Location: IKBLC, Level 3, Dodson Room (this is an in-person event)

Date and Time: January 24, 2024, 10:00am-12:00pm PT

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication does not record workshops or share slides.

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
  Master's     Undergraduate  
  Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication     Writing  
Dr. Patty Kelly
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