Essays / SOP

Information about statement of purpose (SOP)

A statement of purpose, as one can understand is nothing but expressing your purpose of study in a particular university and your career objectives, academic achievements, ambitions, future plans, clearly and precisely so the college can understand and evaluate your application better before granting an admission.

College Application Essays are what generally are asked for, by the Undergraduate Admissions Offices, with that particular name. For Graduate admissions, most universities ask either for an ‘Essay’ or a ‘State of Purpose’. At the Doctoral level, apart from an SOP, Universities require you to furnish a Research proposal as well.

It’s slightly different for admission in a MBA program at a B School. For MBA programs multiple essays are normally asked for on various topics. Some schools require just two, whereas a few schools ask for more than six essays. It widely depends on the Universities and their admission procedures.

Couple of important features of these essays is that each essay will be on a particular topic or situation and with a word or a page limit. For example, you might be asked to mention one of the difficult issues you faced at the work front and how you overcame it. The limit prescribed could be within 450 words. Applicants are expected to make clear, precise essays, just on the topic given and within the mentioned size limit without deviation. Any deviation from the topic could affect admission chances adversely as admission committees consider such applicants to be incapable of meeting the prescribed standards. Also, the admission committee members would want to see how the essay is structured and how well organized the content is. Over and above this, they also check the language skills of the applicant, which will be a most important thing in their minds. Since programs like MBA require preparation of several reports, case studies, oral and written presentations at several levels etc. that could be globally competitive.

Precisely why everyone says that ‘essays make or break an application’.

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The Abacus consultants boasts of highly skilled counselors and editors, who have immense experience in working on top Business Schools essays for highly qualified applicants. With the help of our professional editing service, many students have successfully been able to obtain admits into some of the prestigious institutes. Institutes like Harvard, Stanford, Kellogg, Wharton, Dupree and many other top schools of Canada, Australia and UK, including, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

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