academic questions beginning with “Why” on one’s
personal qualities relevant to study
1. Why is your
personality suitable _____ graduate study?
2. Why are you
able to interact ______ individuals from diverse backgrounds?
3. Why can you
easily accommodate yourself ____ new circumstances?
4. Why do you feel
highly competent ____ collaborating with others in a group?
Why are you able _____ assess different situations rationally?
Why do you believe that you can rise ____ the challenges of graduate
7. Why do you believe
that you possess the skills necessary to thrive ___ graduate school?
8. Why did
you have many opportunities to collaborate ____ others during
Why were you able to occasionally meet __ entrepreneurs during
2. Further practice can be found in Unit 6 of
Writing Effective Study Plans
by Ted Knoy.