Tips to write Statement of Purpose

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Tips to write Statement of Purpose

Postby Aaman » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:45 am

Kindly suggest me steps that are helpful in framing a powerful Statement of Purpose.

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Re: Tips to write Statement of Purpose

Postby vaishnavi » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:59 am

You can follow the following tips ti frame a strong Statement of Purpose like:

- Grab the spotlight: Display your unique qualities

- Share your experiences: Talk about your journey – the hurdles, triumphs and lessons learned.

- Express your passion: Describe why the program inspires you. Explain what you’re interested in learning and how you think the program will help you achieve your ambitions.

- Show instead of tell: Use sensory details, concrete nouns, active verbs and small moments that symbolize larger personal truths.

- Demonstrate your knowledge of the program: Characterize your fascination with a professor’s research or your interest in a particular theory or school of thought.

- Follow the rules: Evaporators who sift through thousands of applications are easily frustrated by an applicant that didn’t read or observe instructions. If they want 500 words, that's what you give them. Perfect your grammar and punctuation. Eliminate typos, misspellings or other inaccuracies.

- Seek feedback: it's not cheating to have friends, coworkers and writing consultants review your essay and provide suggestions.

- Conquer the blank page: Write about your achievements, failures, hobbies, volunteer work, likes and dislikes. Anything about you is fodder for your first draft.

- Give yourself the time to write: Creating a powerful essay that reflects who you are takes a lot of time. You need to develop ideas, create a first draft, produce multiple revisions by critiquing and editing.

A statement of purpose gives you an opportunity that other application materials don’t – a chance to write from your heart. Aside from test scores, grades and other requirements, admission committees want to know who you are. The committees weigh data and personal information to determine if you and the school are a winning match. Help them out. Reveal the experiences, talents and passions that led you to the program and inspired you to apply.

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