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Here's how you can address this: I was a victim of a major crime during [month]. This interfered with my studies during [time period]. This is unlikely to recur. I have subsequently done/will do [whatever relevant study] to make up for the disruption. My performance in [course] where I got a grade of [good number] is indicative of my abilities under ...


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No. You are understandably deeply disturbed by that whole episode... BUT other people can understand that you had some distraction that negatively affected your work without your going into any detail at all. Having read many, many applications to grad school in the U.S. over the last 40 years, I am well aware that bad things happen to people, and that this ...


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The SoP is not the place to discuss the past except for brief statements that show how the past supports your future goals. It is not a place, in particular, to discuss a failed course. The SoP should be entirely forward looking stressing goals and how you intend to achieve them as well as what prepares you for success. The past appears in the CV. Leave it ...


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