SOP Critique - length & intro

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SOP Critique - length & intro

Post by sphonino » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:31 pm

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Re: SOP Critique - length & intro

Post by Nishikata » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:38 pm

I would skip the first and second paragraph. Start directly with the third. Your relevant introduction starts there.

What you wrote here is definitely a long list of experience. It is nice to have in CV but your SOP should be tailored for each uni that you apply to. That means for some uni you should take certain paragraphs out of the statement.

I would also take out the TA paragraph as you spent most of it explaining the course you’re TA-ing. Unless you encountered special events during your service, which i think you didn’t, the TA experience does not bring anything new that guarantees a paragraph being entitled to it. You can just put it in your CV.

For most of us, our experience don’t make a good chronological order. Usually we do whatever project we get, therefore it is better not to write them in this order. Just go with experience 1, 2, 3 unless there’s really a continuation for your subsequent projects.

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