SOP details.docx - SOP Preparation Worksheet The SOPs are an essential part of your application packet and require you to not only be extremely clear

SOP details.docx - SOP Preparation Worksheet The SOPs are...

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SOP Preparation Worksheet The SOPs are an essential part of your application packet and require you to not only be extremely clear about your goals both professional and personal but also concise and eloquent. SOPs are your chance to �talk to the admissions commitee� and convince them that you are a suitable candidate for their university. To get started on your SOPs, the wrong approach would be to start off chronologically i.e: with the first SOP and then the second SOP and so on and so forth. A better strategy would be to first prepare the raw material, so to speak, and then use that raw material (points) in various SOPs. Basically, do a lot of introspection and collation of ideas over an extended period of time and when ready you can pick up the points for your SOPs. The SOP writing process becomes much faster and far more coherent. The worksheet given below contains the necessary questions that need to be answered to prepare this �raw material�. Do take time to answer these questions and introspect over them in depth. This isn�t the final draft of your SOPs; therefore, feel free to rework and reword any idea, or to look to people and books for ideas and inspiration. The questions may seem obtuse but the points that will emerge will be a revelation and will also be useful in discussing letters of recommendation with your recommenders, besides lending focus to the application itself. Treat this worksheet as the sole foundation on which you will build all your application packets. All the Best! POPEYE SOP Worksheet 1. List down three of your strengthsa. Analytical Thinkingb. Creative Inclination_____________________________________________________c. Wide field of experience. Worked as summer intern for the largest steel company in India, Single handedly managing the computer dept of an NGO, made dbase packages for Govt of India Research Lab.(Medicinal Plant Division) and other projects while in college.________________2. List down three of your weaknessesa. Not necessary________________________________________________________ b. _______________________________________________________________________ c. _______________________________________________________________________ 3. List down the ten most important events in your life in chronological order. Please state your reasons for choosing these. a. 4. What department / degree are you applying for? a. Masters in Computer Science___________________________________________________
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5. In what subject will you specialize in your degree program? 6. When did you first find this subject interesting? (it may be more than one event / person / project / lecture / book / etc.) _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________
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