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Statement of Purpose (SOP)

A “Statement of Purpose” also known as “SOP” is a essay generally written in 1500-2000 words that that highlights your educational background, achievements, and future goals. It is a important part of the admission process. Almost all universities require students to submit this statement of purpose along with their other academic certificate as a part of their admission process 

A “Statement of Purpose” also known as “SOP” is a essay generally written in 1500-2000 words that that highlights your educational background, achievements, and future goals. It is a important part of the admission process. Almost all universities require students to submit this statement of purpose along with their other academic certificate as a part of their admission process

The SOP should explain clearly ‘Why you are choosing the course that you want to study, why this university and what you plans are on completing the course.’ Put more emphasis as what you will learn in the course.  In addition to this the SOP should outline the following:

            -Your academic background

            -Details of work experience if any

            -Explain any gaps between your studies

            -How are you funding your studies?

            -What sort of work or job you intend to get in future and career goals

            -Any other relevant information

A well-written SOP with good academics is a winning combination. The SOP gives you an opportunity to convince the Admissions Officer why you should be granted admission. You have to make sure that whatever you say in your statement of purpose, you need to be very specific with it. Don’t just say something because you think it will impress the admissions committee.

Don’t beat around the bush like you normally would, when you talk to your friends. Don’t use ideal sentences like ‘I want to change the world’ or ‘I want to find my inner self’ or any of those cheesy lines. Just be straightforward and always to the point, but not so much as to come off as arrogant.

Tips:

   *SOP should be between 1500 to 2000 words

   *Stick to a readable font-type and size

   *Write a couple of drafts, read, edit and then work on a final SOP

   *Do not repeat sentences which project on the same thing or topic

   *Use simple and clear and plain language

   *Don’t overuse motivational quotes

   *Don’t make vague statements or write something that you would not say to a person in a face-to-face interview

The SOP should give a clear picture of your aim, your aspiration, and go on to explain what you intend to do on course completion.

         

This SOP is probably the hardest thing that students will ever write and writing a good SOP might seem daunting, but don’t worry – the team at Uni2Go is here to help. We will go over the basic structure of a Statement of Purpose, and highlight ways you can make yours stand out. Contact us 

The SOP is an important document and it’s your opportunity to convince the Admissions Officer to accept your application. So give your best shot