In general the SOP should be around 2 pages and should tell the reader three

In general the sop should be around 2 pages and

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In general the SOP should be around 2 pages and should tell the reader three things: Why graduate school? What are your ultimate professional goals? Why this school? (What’s the connection?) Why you? (Why are you above other candidates?) What makes you different/special/interesting? What makes you a good FIT for this particular program?
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2 What should a Statement of Purpose do? a. Articulate a clear, realistic research purpose. b. Set you apart from other applicants. c. Demonstrate evidence of relevant experience and preparation. d. Convince committee of your fit and suitability to the specific program to which you are applying. 5 STEPS OF THE WRITING PROCESS 1. Prewriting—open ended brainstorming 2. Outline and sequence—identifying a few main points and a logical sequence 3. Draft 4. Revision 5. Proofreading NOTE: you should prepare a MINIMUM of three drafts before you consider your SOP finished! 1. Prewriting Try making lists, bullet-points, and free writing, letting your ideas flow without pre- editing them. Use the below list of “essential information” as starting points. Don’t try to answer them all at once. You will probably need more than one prewriting session; that’s fine! Essential Information • Your purpose in graduate study. “I want an MA/PhD in Ethnomusicology”; “I want a MSW” • The area of study in which you wish to specialize. “I am interested in 19 th century poetry written by American women” “I am interested in applications of nanotechnology in cancer research.” • Your intended future use of your graduate study.
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  • Fall '16
  • sumanth tadepalli
  • Statements, Statement of purpose, graduate study, realistic research purpose

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