For Education Purpose Only （呵呵呵，这但是老美写的PS，别抄啊：）
As a double major in Anthropology and Psychology at the University of RhodeIs land, I have gained a strong background in both fields. My background isespecially strong in physical anthropology, my primary field of interest.
Physical anthropology consumes my life; I do not study it because I find it somewhat in teresting but because I am devoted to it; I want to make it my life. Inadditi on to maintaining a high GPA throughout my college career, and making theDean's list several times, I have also worked hard as a supervisor at BrooksPharmacy for the past five years. Working my own way through college not onlydemonstrates my determination to gaining a high quality education and theserious ness with which I treat academics, but also attests to my leadershipability, maturity, and responsibility, both as a supervisor and as a student at theUniversity of Rhode Island.
My primary goal in applying to your graduate program is to prepare myselffor a career in forensic anthropology. Interested in furthering the current body of research and in improving techniques used in the identification of humanremains, I am very committed to pursuing forensic anthropology and believeyour graduate program in anthropology will provide me with an excellentfoundation in the area of physical and forensic anthropology. With a Masters and Ph.D.,I will be well prepared to lead a very promising career. While I have no doubt the program will push me to my limits, I am confident that I can face the rigorous challenges posed by graduate study and thrive under the demandingenvironm ent that advanced studies entail. From my transcripts, you will see thatnot only am I a well-balanced student, I actually thrive in rigorous, upperlevel courses, courses akin to graduate-level courses. Armed with the confidencethat I can excel at difficult courses, I believe I can achieve the highest levelof success and satisfaction by taking the most demanding graduate programavailable.
In addition to my ability to excel in the classroom, I have demonstrated aproficiency in all aspects of conducting research. Research has become afundamental part of my college career, and I hope it will become the primarycomponent of my future. As a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island, I designed a research project entitled "Grooming and ffiliative Behavior in ThreeSpecies of Non-Human Primates" under the guidance of Dr. Su Boatright-Horowitz inthe Psychology Department at URI. My research proposal gained approval from theIn stitutional Care and Use Committee at URI and at the Roger William Park and Zoo where the three species of non-human primates (Gibbons, Sakis, andLemurs) included in my study are kept. In addition to writing a successful researchproposal, I also wrote and received a small funds grant from the University ofRhode Island in order to conduct my research. By being intimately involved inevery aspect of research, from proposal and grant writing to data collectionand analysis, I have learned what it takes to be a researcher, but more thanthat, I have learned how fulfilling and interesting research can be. In the spring of 2005,I will be presenting my results at a posterpresentation at the University of Rhode Island, and am planning to eventually publish myfindings. Not only has this experience shown me that I am capable ofexcelling in conducting research, but it has also allowed me to develop a love for the hands on learning that is so crucial to successful research. In my finalsemester at URI, I will be participating in an ongoing research projectconcerning brain function and attention span under the direction of Dr. Dominic Valentino,a professor in the psychology department at URI. This project willundoubtedl y further advance my academic skills and reinforce my passion for research.Physical anthropology is more than just my primary area of education; ithas also become my hobby and lifestyle. The questions posed and answered via thestudy of physical anthropology have fascinated me for a very long time andhave stimulated me to ask and seek to answer further questions. With my mind seton the very specific goal of preparing myself as excellently as possible for afuture in the field of forensic anthropology, I am fully confident that, with the ability to pursue my education at the University of MassachusettsAmherst, I will not only be able to fulfill my dream, but to contributesubstantially to the university as well.