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Statement of Purpose, is it conventional to add a small title to each section?

The statement of purpose is for graduate school application. However, from several online samples, I see that the author added "small title" on top of each section. I personally like doing this ...
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What tone to use in the personal statement?

The guide in Berkeley states: The personal statement should give concrete evidence of your promise as a member of the academic community, giving the committee an image of you as a person. So what ...
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How to structure the personal statement?

Note: personal statement is a different to SOP/research statement. Some universities require this, while the others don't. Unlike the research statement (SOP), the personal statement fragments into a ...
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Protocol for writing a recommendation letter for someone you only know on a personal basis

I am a graduate student. A close friend of mine is applying to post graduate research position and has asked me to provide a recommendation for her. I have never written a formal recommendation letter ...
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Is there any formal format for statement of purpose?

I'm about to submit my application for various PhD programs and I was wondering how should I format my statement of purpose. Should it be addressed like a formal letter? Just contain my name and say '...
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What tone to use when talking about oneself in statement of purpose?

In what manner should one speak in her statement of purpose for phd applications? Should she speak factually or slightly overly self-praising?
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Should I avoid using footnotes in a statement of purpose?

I intend to use some footnotes (in a restricted manner) in my statement of purpose for PhD applications, but I am not sure if doing so is suitable. Though I cannot see any reason against doing so, ...