should I mentioned unrelated research experience in SOP?

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bemonocled
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should I mentioned unrelated research experience in SOP?

Postby bemonocled » Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:24 pm

I'm applying for grad school this fall for math, but I spent my first 3 years as a physics major. I worked in an experimental physics lab for 2 of those years, and it appears on my transcript as research credit. I'm not getting a letter of recommendation from the professor I worked under and its not math related, so should I bother mentioning it in my statement of purpose? I'm worried that it will look strange that I have 2 years of physics research credit on my transcript but I never even mention it in the statement of purpose. I can talk plenty about my math research already, so I'm not lacking about research to talk about. Opinions appreciated.

MattW
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Re: should I mentioned unrelated research experience in SOP?

Postby MattW » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:36 am

If you're worried about it then just put a single sentence mentioning what you did.




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