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Sample 1st Paragraph, Master's in Education, Saudi Arabian Applicant


Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, I am thankful that education and the English language have been my two constant companions throughout my life, and that I have been prepared in my own education to contribute to the educations of those that follow. I feel very strongly that English language education as well as Education in English across the curriculum is important for the future of Saudi Arabia as well as the Middle East more generally speaking. My family and I love everything about the University of XXXX and it is thus my first choice for graduate study in the USA, where I hope to earn the M. Ed. Degree in preparation for a lifetime contribution to English education in Saudi Arabia.

Sample 1st Paragraph EDD program


I hope to be accepted to the particularly distinguished and competitive EDD Program in Leadership and Innovation at XXXX State University for a variety of reasons in addition to the fact that I very much want to study in Arizona. Most of all, I am attracted to the sheer excellence of your program, its mission, and the way in which the interests of your faculty are in areas where I hope to excel and greatly expand my knowledge base and professional capacity so to make my maximum contribution to education. In particular, I very much appreciate XSU’s pioneering efforts to take the lead in the fullest adoption possible of the cutting-edge of technology harnessed to pedagogical advancement. 


Sample 1st Paragraph, School Counseling, Child of Mexican immigrants


I hope to earn the MS Degree in School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services at California State University Long Beach in preparation for becoming certified as a school counselor in the State of California. Born in LA to immigrant, Mexican parents. This had a great impact on my own education and left me hungry for in-depth study of the education of children whose parents are undocumented immigrants. As a child of undocumented immigrants, and thus almost as much Mexican as I am American, I will be fortunate to rise socially to the position of school counselor. I am highly motivated to do so because I see this as the best way to address the ills associated with a general discrimination that I have always seen around me growing up in Southern California, and to which I myself was subjected – a general malaise in which the Mexican/Latino, for a variety of complex reasons, is seen as somehow fundamentally inferior to his Anglo counterpart.

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