academic questions beginning with “Why” on why an institution
was selected for advanced study
1. Why do you want
to apply to the Department of Information Science ____ MIT?
2. Why did your
professor recommend Indiana University ____ doctorate studies?
3. Why is applying
____ this university a logical choice for you?
4. Why are you
drawn ____ the university’s graduate program in Food Science?
Why do you believe that you can contribute to the rich pool ____
talented individuals at this university?
Why are you convinced that this university is the one that you
are looking ____?
Why __ the university’s graduate program consistently rank high
in national rankings?
do you feel that you can easily adjust ___ undergraduate school
life at this unversity?
Why does this university draw a diverse student body
____ many countries?
2. Further practice can be found in Unit 8 of
Writing Effective Study Plans
by Ted Knoy.