Some unsolicited advice on writing a compelling statement of purpose (as with any other advice, take it with a pinch of salt):

Depending on your field, an SOP and a resume may not have a big impact on your chances of getting admitted to a particular program. In most of the technical fields for instance, as far as I know, your letters of recommendation and/or your publications, along with your academic record, form the bedrock of the decision making process, at least for Masters admissions. Considering that most students who are spending a serious amount of money for the applications…

Nishit Asnani

Graduate Student at Stanford University. Interested in Machine Learning, entrepreneurship and literature.

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