Brandon F

Academic Area:
Sociology MA/PhD; College of Arts and Sciences

Menlo Park, CA

Undergraduate Institution:
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Research Interests:
Deviance & Social Control, Law & Society, Social Psych, Incarceration, Stratification, Prisoner Reentry

The Best Thing About Being a Graduate Student at IUB:
Social support and wide variety of facilities to support graduate learning.

Insider tip about living in Bloomington:
Get a bicycle, everything is close!

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Personal/Research Statements: Moving Forward

Are you almost ready to be done with these statements??? Trust me when I say I know the feeling!!

Well, hopefully at this point you have gone through at least a few drafts of each statement (Personal vs. Research). As you complete rough drafts, you want to make sure that you keep getting in-depth feedback from key mentors. Since the people writing your letters can make a much more convincing argument for you if they understand what points you are making in your statements, it is important to make sure that they are the main editors you are referring to. Having too many different readers, who provide a variety of different suggestions, can make the process of completing these statements much more challenging. Also, remember that Continue reading

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