academic questions beginning with “What” on why an institution
was selected for advanced study
1. What was your
reason _____ applying to this university?
2. What motivated
you to apply ____ this university for graduate school?
3. What factor
influenced you the most ____ applying to this university?
4. What features
_______ this university are the most attractive to you?
What attracts you the most ____ this institution for your graduate
What about the university is pleasing _____ you?
What university’s graduate program ____ consistently ranked high
in national rankings?
What university has a highly qualified and experienced faculty
with frequent publications ____ prestigious journals?
What university ____ seemingly unlimited academic
2. Further practice can be found in Unit 8 of
Writing Effective Study Plans
by Ted Knoy.