I am writing Statement of Purpose Essay for University, which happens to be my alma matar.
It asks how has academic and work experience prepared me for graduate education.
For one, I already had graduate education, but so many other things, especially the intangibles in life have prepared me, or made me more mature, and receptive to higher education.
My question is, can I make the essay conversational, or does it have to be dead-on-serious.
For example, I wish to write (because my alma matter used to be called A, now is called B, see previous post)
After earning Masters degree from A (oops, slip of tongue, I've always called my alma matter A) I moved 200 miles away from home to live and work in XYZ.
or should I write
After earning Masters degree from B I moved 200 miles away from home to live and work in XYZ.
Honestly if it was me going over applications, and as long as the person answered the questions thoroughly and clearly and had all the qualifications, I would be amused and appreciate such a down-to-earth Statement of Purpose.
It certainly breaks the mold of reading stiff Statement of Purpose from kids who just come out of Undergraduate, really haven't seen the world, and really learned to lighten up.
Please weigh in. If you were going over applications, which statement would you prefer.