Writing a Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose (SOP) is your letter explaining why you want to study for a postgraduate course in a particular university, and why you think you would be a suitable person to study in that department and institution. BilWrite offers occasional workshops on writing an SOP; we are also happy for students to bring their SOPs to a tutorial to discuss them. In the mean-time, here are some links to sites that may help you in writing your SOP.

Graduate School Statement (UC Berkeley)
Writing Your Personal Statement (Fulbright Commission)
Writing the Statement of Purpose (The Princeton Review)
Writing the Statement of Purpose (Berkeley Graduate Division)
How to Write a Great Statement of Purpose (Vince Gotera, University of Northern Iowa)