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Re: [MagicalWordsBetas] RE: Academic Statement of Purpose

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  • Ken
    It s part of the application process for entry into the creative writing MFA program at the University of Michigan.   Basically, it s a fleshed out
    Message 1 of 9 , Sep 26, 2013
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      It's part of the application process for entry into the creative writing MFA program at the University of Michigan.
       
      Basically, it's a fleshed out educational history, introduction, and exploration for why I might be a good candidate for the program and how the program can help me meet my educational and career goals.
       
      Now that you know, you must vow to use this knowledge only for good.
       
      Instructions for the secret handshake will be in a follow up email :)
       
      Ken
       
      We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dreams.

      From: "donald.kirby101@..." <donald.kirby101@...>
      To: MagicalWordsBetas@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:46 AM
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      total ignorance here. What is that?
    • Emily
      It s a horrible horrible document upon which complete strangers judge your worthiness to be a complete human being. It is also a completely fictional document,
      Message 2 of 9 , Sep 26, 2013
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        It's a horrible horrible document upon which complete strangers judge your worthiness to be a complete human being. It is also a completely fictional document, which no one tells you. Also, should you be admitted to the program, no one reads it again, no one cares what's in it, and no one holds you to it. A hoop if there ever was one. But I can't suggest something better (that they don't already include, like writing samples etc.) so we're stuck with them. It's on this list of things I thank God that I don't have to do anymore. :D



        From: "donald.kirby101@..." <donald.kirby101@...>
        To: MagicalWordsBetas@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:46 AM
        Subject: [MagicalWordsBetas] RE: Academic Statement of Purpose

         
        total ignorance here. What is that?


      • mudepoz
        Never had to fill one out. That I remember. I remember GRE s. That would be about it. OTCH Muddy Paws Beautiful Trinket VCD3 UDX2 RAE NAP NJP NFP JH VS CH
        Message 3 of 9 , Sep 26, 2013
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          Never had to fill one out. That I remember. I remember GRE's. That would be about it.



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          From: Emily <lollardheretic@...>
          To: MagicalWordsBetas <MagicalWordsBetas@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 4:00 pm
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          It's a horrible horrible document upon which complete strangers judge your worthiness to be a complete human being. It is also a completely fictional document, which no one tells you. Also, should you be admitted to the program, no one reads it again, no one cares what's in it, and no one holds you to it. A hoop if there ever was one. But I can't suggest something better (that they don't already include, like writing samples etc.) so we're stuck with them. It's on this list of things I thank God that I don't have to do anymore. :D



          From: "donald.kirby101@..." <donald.kirby101@...>
          To: MagicalWordsBetas@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:46 AM
          Subject: [MagicalWordsBetas] RE: Academic Statement of Purpose

           
          total ignorance here. What is that?




        • Sarah Adams
          What Emily said. Especially the part about no one holds you to it. Consider this your first piece of academic fiction - the goal is to demonstrate that you
          Message 4 of 9 , Sep 26, 2013
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            What Emily said. Especially the part about "no one holds you to it." Consider this your first piece of academic fiction - the goal is to demonstrate that you can create on paper the image of yourself as a credible student with a specific program of study. Then you get to grad school, reality sets in and you adjust accordingly. 

            It's kind of like the grad school version of Murphy's laws of battle - no battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy. 

            :) Sarah 
          • Ken
            And, naturally, it has to be perfect :)   Ken We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dreams. ________________________________ From: Emily
            Message 5 of 9 , Sep 27, 2013
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              And, naturally, it has to be perfect :)
               
              Ken
               
              We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dreams.

              From: Emily <lollardheretic@...>
              To: "MagicalWordsBetas@yahoogroups.com" <MagicalWordsBetas@yahoogroups.com>
              Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 5:00 PM
              Subject: Re: [MagicalWordsBetas] RE: Academic Statement of Purpose
               
              It's a horrible horrible document upon which complete strangers judge your worthiness to be a complete human being. It is also a completely fictional document, which no one tells you. Also, should you be admitted to the program, no one reads it again, no one cares what's in it, and no one holds you to it. A hoop if there ever was one. But I can't suggest something better (that they don't already include, like writing samples etc.) so we're stuck with them. It's on this list of things I thank God that I don't have to do anymore. :D


              From: "donald.kirby101@..." <donald.kirby101@...>
              To: MagicalWordsBetas@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:46 AM
              Subject: [MagicalWordsBetas] RE: Academic Statement of Purpose
               
              total ignorance here. What is that?
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