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Hi, guys!
I thought about sharing some helpful tips for people who are working on their statement of purpose at the moment.
First of all, you might want to know the difference between statement of purpose and letter of intent. It was discussed in this thread: cover letter? letter of intent? statement of purpose?
Also, you should definitely look at the website of the university you're applying to to know requirements of statement of purpose. Some universities want them to be about 500 words, some ask for 800 and some ask even for 1000 words.
Demonstrate interest in the university you're applying too. Don't be too general.
It is important to be clear and not too complicated. Don't give your words double meanings.
Present your statement of purpose not like a statement of purpose but a story you want to share. Try to catch attention of committee. Here is a good statement of purpose graduate school example.
Take a few days of rest between ending the writing of your sop and proofreading it. Maybe in these days you'll brainstorm something even better.
You'll never make your statement of purpose perfect. So stop procrastinating and just write it down.
Ask someone to proofread your statement of purpose.
And the last one, be confident. Believe in yourself. If you won't believe in yourself, then who would?
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Program directors generally don't put much weight into these essays. so don't spend too much time on this
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