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Statement of Purpose (SOP) Writing

“YOUR ADMISSION TO FOREIGN UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE IS GUARANTEED ONLY IF YOU PORTRAY EFFECTIVE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.”

Applying to the prestigious Wharton Business School or Harvard University, or Stanford University, or Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or University of Cambridge, can be your “REVERIE IN THE BED,” but the reality is – your purpose to study in these top universities and institutions should be clear and WELL DEFINED.

Applying for average foreign universities or technical education institutions overseas still requires a clear observation of your purpose. You have to vouch for a statement.

You need a crucial document (STATEMENT OF PURPOSE) besides consistently high percentile.

“STATEMENT OF PURPOSE BECOMES THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT NEED TO BE PRESENTED, BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE…”

And for students, this is the most gruesome task to get through. Parents try to help their kids out, but very often their hands are nipped.  Out here ONE THING THAT HAS TO BE UNDERSTOOD is: STATEMENT OF PURPOSE is not a creepy piece of tissue paper, where a scribbling here or there would become recognizable.

If you are not showing your purpose of joining a particular course to the university authorities, the outcome will always be on negative side of the line. You have nobody else to blame in this eventuality.

Whether you call it an “Application Essay,” or “SOP,” or “Statement of Purpose,” ball will not be drawn in your court, if you have not planned a clear cut strategy for yourself. Making hurry out at this point of time, will make you struggle and suffer in pain and agony; parents too won’t be left out.

“SOP” IS YOUR STORY ON YOUR ACADEMICS, WRITTEN IN FORMALIZED TONE.  IF YOU DESIRE TO MAKE A SUCCESSFUL STORY AND WANT A STANDING OVATION FROM TOP NOTCH CADER, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SECOND OPTION BUT – ‘OUTSTANDING SOP.’”

Statement of Purpose: What it should have?

You know the importance of SOP! And now, you should have an idea, what is NECESSARILY CONTAINED IN IT? Here are a few quick feeds:

  • Your SOP should show your purpose of study;
  • Your SOP should define the aims and objectives for enrolling into the course;
  • Your SOP should not be persuasive, because you are not marketing yourself. YOU ARE TELLING THE UNIVERSITY WHAT METTLE YOU ARE? WHY YOU HAVE APPLIED FOR THE COURSE?
  • Your SOP should make a strong opening paragraph. This paragraph will make all the difference.
  • YOUR ENGLISH AND YOUR EXPRESSION SHOULD BE GOOD. ONLY THE GOOD SOPs touch the heart of UNIVERSITY’S ADMISSION COMMITTEE. YOU DON’T LIKE TO BE GRINNED.

Word Length Variation – 500 to 5000 words and the final call is always from the university in which you are applying.  LENGTHY AND VERBOSE “SOPs” ARE THROWN INTO THE BIN.

And remain within 2 or 3 pages. Do not extend beyond your limits.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE is about you, and therefore, you need to describe yourself, but do not start eulogizing. It is very important for your STATEMENT OF PURPOSE to have a strong starting and super strong closing.

DO NOT USE THE VOCABULARY ABOUT WHICH YOU DON’T HAVE THE FAMILIARITY. DO NOT SOUND REPETITIVE, AS THIS SHOWS THAT YOU ARE OUT OF YOUR SENSES AND HAVE NOTHING TO TELL.

Try to fit in detailed, concised AND RELEVANT examples.

WRITE THE “THANKS NOTE” TO THE ADMISSION COMMITTEE!

 

And a petite fact! DO NOT FOLD YOUR SOPs. KEEP THEM STRAIGHT, PINNED TO THE FOLDER. THIS COMES UNDER YOUR PRESENTATION DEMEANOR right away.