You may stumble on this phrase “statement of purpose” as you are applying for admission or scholarship. What does it mean and how can it be written?
Well, a statement of purpose is A simple essay written to explain one’s achievement and career path, in other words, a statement of purpose tells everything about you, who you are, your career path, academic achievement and future plans.
This essay is usually needed when you are applying for either a scholarship or admission to study abroad. It tells the admission/scholarship committee who you are, as an individual, your strong/weak points, potentials and your ability to cope with the programme or scholarship you are applying for.
Having known this, lets look at those things that make a good statement of purpose or how you can write a statement of purpose that wins the heart of your audience.
Advance preparation is very important when writing a statement of purpose. If you start early it will afford you the opportunity to read your essay over and over again, check for mistakes and make corrections before finally submitting. There is nothing wrong in making lots of drafts which will enable you produce a mistake free essay.
BE BRIEF AND STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
The admission/scholarship committee will not appreciate a long and boring essay. As such, you should make your essay brief and straight forward. Avoid the use of ambiguous terms and avoid making mistakes with spellings.
Remember, statement of purpose is what speaks for you telling your audience who you are. However, if it is poorly written it can mar your chances of getting the admission or scholarship.
INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT DETAILS
Endeavor to be detailed when writing your essay. Include all important information about yourself that will be appealing to the committee. Start by telling them who you are, your skills and talents. Write about your academic achievement (very important), the prices you won as a student and your grades. You have to be very detailed but straight to the point when highlighting these facts.
GIVE OTHERS TO READ
When you are satisfied that you have written or included everything in your essay, the final stage is to give it out to your lecturer or somebody that knows more than you do, to read and check for errors. Its advisable you give it to a professor or somebody high in academics or an English teacher. And one more thing, make sure you talk about how the admission/scholarship will benefit you and how you will develop your society with the knowledge you gain. These are the important details you should include in your essay to win the hearth of your audience.