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The process of applying in any reputed university abroad holds a very important part of Statement of Purpose which needs to be written well. A lot depends on this statement of purpose. Australia holds the same process of application and a well written SOP for Australia stands out and takes you a step ahead in the selection process. It is necessary to know how to plan and write the SOP to have better chances at getting selected at an Australian University. Let’s get ahead and see the steps that should be followed while writing an SOP.
Planning Before you start writing your SOP it is very important to have a clear road map in your mind that what are the points, details, life experiences, skills and goals that you would like to share in the SOP. Writing down all your ideas and experiences one a sheet of paper might be helpful before writing the SOP. In this way you can form proper sentences, follow a pattern of writing and also not miss out on any point while writing it down. You might have several floating ideas in mind and arranging them before starting to write the SOP would be of great help.
Start It is often said that a good start can keep the reader glued to your application. If you don’t start the Statement of Purpose in a very interesting way it might be the case that the reader loses interest and moves forward to the next application. You can start your SOP with a good captivating story or a mysterious beginning to engage the reader. Stating the goals, skills and life experiences in the very beginning might be a very straightforward way to start an application but can be seen as a professional way of writing an application and this also might help the candidate gain some brownie points.
Formulation of Statement of Purpose:Here the student needs to explain why or how he can be the perfect candidate for the applied college. One can relate the course with his current job and how it can help him grow in his career or he can relate the entire learning of the course with some previous experience in his life where he has used similar skills but now wants to get a professional degree in applying it. This part basically is for giving the admission council a sneak-peek into your life on basis of which the admission committee can decide whether the candidate is eligible for admission or not. The formulation has to be done in a certain way that is given below:
Here the student can give details about his academic journey and how the previous courses have helped him decide to take up this course. If one is changing stream then he should give a valid reason for doing so or at least state how he got interest towards this line. He can also write about his experiences in internships and projects that he might have done and how the same is helping him gain interest towards this subject that he is choosing.
What has motivated you to take up this course?Here the candidate has to give a clear justification regarding his interest for this course. This part is very important and can make or break the impression of the candidate in front of the admission committee. What has driven your interest towards this course, what inspired you and what you expect out of this are the questions that are expected to be answered by the candidate.
Accomplishment:Do not leave any stone unturned while mentioning your achievements and accomplishments. These are the areas that would take you one step ahead of your peers. This can be a very valid reason for you to think yourself capable and eligible for getting admission there.
Reason for choosing Australia:
This part would make them realize how much you want to get into their university and how well you would be using the opportunity. They want to make sure that the chosen candidate makes the most of the experience and has enough respect for the country. They are not only getting into it for the sake of it.