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Statement of Purpose1 A GUIDE

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Statement of Purpose The Statement of Purpose is your first personal contact with the Admissions committee. Use it to distinguish yourself. The  SOP should speak about you, your aspirations and professional goals and relate these to the graduate program that you  intend to pursue.It should basically answer the question..."Why should the graduate school admit you... what makes you  special?  Remember, the SOP is the tool that faculty use to gauge if you have what it takes to succeed in grad school and  later in the academic discipline as a professional. What they are looking for, is an undying commitment to pursuing the desired field, backed with adequate preparation from  your side, towards the same. It would help to keep these points in mind while writing your SOP.  Begin with an eye-catching first paragraph.  Remember, the Admissions committee goes through atleast 40-50 SOPs at a time. You've gotta catch their attention in  the very first few lines. SOP should be to the point. Why do you want to continue studying? How is graduate studies going to  affect your career?What have you done in the past? What do you expect? What are you looking for concerning an  international experience?Why have you chosen this particular University?After MS, what and why Be objective, yet self-
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