Most universities acknowledge that the admission essay-while only one component in the application package-is the best opportunity for acquainting the admissions officer with the student.
In particular, it will enable you to: Understand what a Statement of Purpose (SoP) is
Understand what universities expect when they ask for a
Statement of Purpose
Use guidelines to write your own unique, winning
Statements of Purpose and similar essays
On this site, we have tried to take the intimidation out of the essay-writingprocess by providing step-by-step guidelines that we and our friends founduseful in our own application processes.
Here is the admission essay I would submit:
In the Fall of 1966 I brought to the University ofMichigana mathematically talented,slightly whacked, seriously clueless young maninfatuated with various popular critiques ofnormality but who had poorsocial skills and nothing in the way of wisdom.