Admission Letter / December 7, 2018 / Nanette Watson
One of the ways in which you can attract the attention of the admissions board is through opening your statement with an interesting hook that will attract the reader s attention. For example you may have been asked to write a personal statement that outlines how you are a good communicator. If you introduce the topic with a statement such as "When it comes to strong communication I have a secret skill. I have a special ability that not many people have is rarely recognized but is always appreciated..." This is much more effective than "I am a good communicator because of the following..." and will make the reader want to read on.
If you have majored in psychology while pursuing under-graduation and taken upper-level courses in the area of psychology then it is definitely a plus point. However it is not essential for getting admission. An undergraduate with solid training in natural sciences logic and mathematics can also act as a great advantage even if you have not majored in psychology. Almost every good psychology school expects their applying candidate to have good marks in their undergraduate courses especially in last two years. Your marks actually play a substantial role for potential supervisors to make their decisions.
Get a copy of the requisite for the letter. This information is usually on the college or scholarship application instructions. If it is their first job find out why THEY think they are qualified. Review their resume together for further insights. The letter itself... The recipient their title and the address must be on the letter. Also for college admission letters reference the candidate s name and social security or admission ID number. If you have a job with official stationary use it. It adds a more professional touch. In the opening paragraph confirm why you are writing the letter. For example you could begin with a sentence like this.