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While both undergraduate and graduate SoPs need to show honesty, self-knowledge and a desire to learn, the focus of each is different. The writer of the undergraduate essay need not have any idea of what will come after college. Rather, her focus is on showing how she has explored her world and interests. How she relates to people. How she forms her opinions.

The graduate applicant, on the other hand, is expected to have a certain level of independent thinking. He is also expected to have a clear idea of why he wants to study further. As most graduate programs involve some financial aid from the school in return for teaching or research work done by the student, he needs to show that he is capable of such work. This is why graduate essays talk more about the applicant's professional or academic interests than about his personal life.

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