My Personal Statement that got me into Harvard

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Here is my personal statement that I wrote when I applied to PhD programs (removed some personal info and 3 tips found at the end):

In 1776, Captain James Cook gave out the order for the anchor to be pulled up for what would turn out to be his last voyage on the HMS Resolution. Out of the three expeditions that he led in his lifetime, he was able to chart the coast of Australia…




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