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    Anything wrong with that?

    I'm just firing off a few emails outlining some basic background details about me and questions about the postgrad course I'm looking at, and I just changed the names (Hi John becomes Hi Helen) and sent the same email. Dumb question, probably, but does that matter?
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    Anything wrong with that?

    I'm just firing off a few emails outlining some basic background details about me and questions about the postgrad course I'm looking at, and I just changed the names (Hi John becomes Hi Helen) and sent the same email. Dumb question, probably, but does that matter?
    If its just an email with basic questions...I guess thats fine

    However, I wouldn't do it for the personal statement as its better to fine tune it to every uni (stating which modules your interested in, why the specialization of the department would suit you etc....)
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    Ok, cheers, crackingod
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    What about the research proposal? I know you're not supposed to write much about yourself in it, just include a few sentences at the end on why you want a place in such department, etc in particular. Apart from that, I submitted the same documents with each application...
    Since the applications are checked by the graduate office before being dispatched to the departments, only them could see that you recycled your PS, not the admission committee.
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    (Original post by Sooz2471)
    What about the research proposal? I know you're not supposed to write much about yourself in it, just include a few sentences at the end on why you want a place in such department, etc in particular. Apart from that, I submitted the same documents with each application...
    Since the applications are checked by the graduate office before being dispatched to the departments, only them could see that you recycled your PS, not the admission committee.
    For the research proposal I guess its fine as you would want to do similar research wherever you apply.
    In my case, I slightly changed it saying how I wanted to build on some of the strengths of the department to develop my research project in each case.

    For the PS, I guess that its just better to send something that is slightly more personnalized, but that's just my opinion!
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    (Original post by Sooz2471)
    What about the research proposal? I know you're not supposed to write much about yourself in it, just include a few sentences at the end on why you want a place in such department, etc in particular. Apart from that, I submitted the same documents with each application...
    Since the applications are checked by the graduate office before being dispatched to the departments, only them could see that you recycled your PS, not the admission committee.
    Hold on....what's a research proposal?
    What's it for, when do you send one out?
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    It's what you submit in place of a PS when applying for a research degree - although some universities require both - particularly crucial if you're looking at PhDs. It's basically a presentation of your thesis topic, of the context of your research and of your outline. But since you didn't know what it is I guess you don't need it
 
 
 
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