How to write a STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Statement of Purpose (SOP)  is a crucial part of any university application process. 

So here are tips and possible format to be followed when preparing your SOP.




What is a STATEMENT OF PURPOSE or SOP?

It is an essay that explains your purpose for applying to that university, and the best way to write a good statement of purpose is to go through the guidelines of the university that describe the dos and dont's of an SOP.

An SOP is a good way to convince the college that you are worthy of a place in thier institute and every university takes times to thoroughly go through it. Hence, make it a point to put considerable effort into writing a statement of purpose or SOP and not just copy stuff off the internet.

Why is it important?

Try to make your SOP simple, creative, catchy, and effective. 

Why? 

Because no matter how academically talented you are, if you have not impressed the faculty with your SOP, there is a good chance you might not make it to the final admission list. 

The Statement of Purpose should be clear enough to describe your goals and achievements. The admission team judge the goals of students and support them to reach their goal. It also counts as an essential requirement in the set of documents for your visa application.


Tips to write an effective SOP
  1. Never copy stuff from the internet: Every student is unique and so are his or her needs and goals. Thus copying stuff will not help your cause
  2. Keep it in between 600-700 words: Do not bore the reader with an essay that is too long and hard to comprehend. Try to keep your statement of purpose within this word limit of 600 to 700.
  3. Reason for the course: Explain in detail why you want the course and what your future plan is after you graduate.
  4. Grammar and short sentences: Never let grammar mistakes creep in and try to write short sentences as they are easy to comprehend.
  5. Tone: Keep a conversational tone to make sure you don't bore the reader out.
  6. Represent yourself: The reader should get a clear idea of who you are and what kind of qualities you have without explicitly stating them.
  7. Truthfulness: Be truthful about any facts and statements you make. Employing deception is often a bad idea as it paints a bad picture.
  8. Write in active voice: Speak for yourself and not in third person. So in your SOP, follow these rules.
  9. Highlight your achievement: Make it clear to your reader that you are well off both in academic and extracurricular activities. This can be done if you highlight these achievements in your SOP.

What to include in SOP?
  • Professional goal
  • Financial Background
  • Academic goal
  • Personal motivations
  • Reason to choose the particular course or College
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Achievements
What not to include in your SOP?
  • Family background
  • Informal language or slangs
  • Irrelevant information
  • Repetition of words or phrases
 

For more details visit https://medcityoverseas.com/downloads/statement-of-purpose/


Happy Learning! Good luck with your SOP preparations.



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