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Preparing Statement of Purpose and Application Essays

Writing effective SOPs and essays

The Statement of Purpose (SOP) is a statement of your academic and career goals and background. It is one of the four most important documents that admission committees will use to evaluate you as a candidate for higher studies. (The others are recommendation letters, transcripts and your scores for the GRE® test). Having a good SOP can often compensate for a moderate academic record and a relatively low GRE score, making it possible for even an average student to get admission to a good university. To help you prepare a good SOP we put you through a workshop and personal sessions with our SOP counselors. Sample SOPs