Statement of Purpose

What is a Statement of Purpose?

The Statement of Purpose is the most important part of your application that will educate the admissions committee about who you are as person and a professional, what factors influenced your career path so far, your personal and professional interests and where you plan to take off from here.

It need not be an ‘on the face’ statement of facts.Several successful SoP's very often address these questions through events,anecdotes, stories or by simply describing their hero.At the end of the day, whether your SoP is subtle or to the point, it must be well written to qualify as successful.

This is primarily because the SoP is the only part of your application over which you have full control. The SoP is a unique chance to talk directly to the admissions committee and to make yourself stand out firmly among a multitude of equally qualified candidates. It is a great chance to convince the admissions committee that you have the ignition , the zest for knowledge that could eventually add value to your class.

The SoP is normally put off till the last possible moment. It scares us when we look at those SoP examples in the admissions guidebooks and wonder if we could ever write so well. How do we pick out of our normal and average lives and show that we are unique and remarkable. After overcoming all these obstacles, we falter at the seemingly endless revisions, beginning to wonder if this latest draft is good enough . Finally we write something as we near the application deadline. We do our best, juggling the writing process and checking for errors and completeness.We feel thankful when the essay is finally done with, do a quick scan for obvious mistakes, and send it on its way.

If you go about it this way, you are practically throwing away your chances of admission . A well written SoP will certainly improve your chances of getting admission to the school of your choice, and could even compensate for less-than- perfect grades. A badly written SoP, on the other hand, has the potential to drag down a application which otherwise enjoyed strong potential.

If you take time and plan correctly, you could submit a well-written, thoughtful and polished essay that could boost your chances for admission. An equally important aspect of SoP writing is that it gives you a chance to become self-aware creating in the process a great opportunity to look inside yourself and be rewarded by a better understanding of who you are.

All in all,writing a reasonably good Statement of Purpose is not an impossible task. It calls for some care, attention and patience. You need to write several drafts, show them to people and polish the essay till you get a version you are happy with. After all, this could even turn out to be an enjoyable process. And you will be the richer for it.

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