Statement of Purpose is one of the most important part of your application that tells the representative looking at your application who you are, your career progression path so far, your professional interests and your future plans.
SOP helps applicants to stand out among others with similar grades, academic scores, work background and projects to the admissions committee the real “YOU” beyond numbers. It helps the committee assess that you are a serious student and a clear thinker, gives them a clear understanding of where you have been and where you choose to go. A statement of purpose helps the admissions committee make a decision in your favor. In a sense, it is the applicant’s assessment of who he/she is, as a student and as a well-rounded individual.
A well written SOP enhances your chance of admissions to your preferred universities and reflects your ability to portray clearly and intelligently through your writing skills.
It is one of the most important items of the application packet to U.S. universities. It can ‘Make or Break’ an application.
It also showcases the unusual hardships or obstacles that an applicant had to overcome, unusual accomplishments, whether professional, personal or academic, skills and personal characteristics contributing to success in that field, what appeals to the applicant about the program and how does his/her strength and interest match the needs of the program.
SOP’s should be honest, real, distinct and establish the personal connection and should not replicate the resume, prepare a work of fiction, recount experiences, write a canned essay and state obvious reasons for choosing the school.
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