Nov 13, 2017
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Getting into the nitty gritty here, but I've been given different advice by different advisors. Which is correct?

Examples: "At XYZ University, I [will/would] make excellent use of resources, including...", "Dr. ABC [will/would] make a fit for an advisor because..."

^neither are actually in my SoP, but examples.

TIA
 

jdawg2017

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A good alternative is to also say “hope to.”
 

MamaPhD

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Another vote for conditional/aspirational wording over declarative. But agree, I wouldn't bat an eye at the latter and it wouldn't change my overall opinion of the applicant, all other things being the same.
 
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Nov 13, 2017
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Thank you all! I'll stick with would. Every bit counts. :)