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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
1. What is a "Statement of Purpose"?
A Statement of Purpose is a written statement, which identifies and briefly explains your motivations, objectives, and longer term goals.
2. When will I need one?
It is most often requested by academic institutions as part of the application process.
3. Why do institutions ask for them?
The Statement of Purpose provides the institution with valuable information about their applicants as regards what they intend to do while attending (or working for, or with) the school or program. It also lets them know what the applicant will do with their acquired experience after they leave. Look at it as a first interview in written form.
4. How do I do it? What should I say?
The Statement of Purpose is just that. A written document stating what you intend to do. Nothing more, nothing less.
Approach this as you would in any other academic writing. Be clear, concise and consistent. Use an outline. Be sure your statement is well structured. Your spelling and grammar should be 100% correct.