Posted by Paul Malo on January 03, 2002 at 12:49:01:
In Reply to: Re: Personal Statement Stress posted by Wout on January 03, 2002 at 07:35:04:
Wout beat me to it. He's pretty much said it.
Programs vary in their emphasis, and without knowing where you are applying it would be difficult to psyche-out the preferred stance. So be yourself--that will be most persuasive in the end.
A good general ploy, however: the "architecture-ought-to-be-more-than..." gambit.
This suggests (without committing youself) that you are striving for something beyond the ordinary, and flatters the faculty who cannot help but suppose you have come to the right place! :-)