USING FLOWERY LANGUAGE

Your statement of purpose/ essay is primarily meant to help the university get an insight into your personal and professional traits and your degree of flexibility in adjusting to varied circumstances. Unfortunately, many applicants use flowery language in an attempt to impress the admissions committee. They don’t realise that, in the process, they could be missing out on their strengths as also chances for admissions too.

WRITING GENERIC ESSAYS

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No matter however well composed it is, your SOP must have a personal touch if it is to make a mark. Else, it will not allow the admissions committee to really know you. Thus you could lose out.

FAILING TO DEPICT ONE’S VISION

Candidates often fail to say how and where they would like to see themselves in future, which makes it appear as if they lack a vision in life. This deemed drawback goes against candidates as far as the selection committee’s decision is concerned.

CHOOSING THE WRONG RECOMMENDATION

Most students end up choosing the wrong recommendation, because they are unmindful of whether their references tally with the desired area of study or not.

APPLYING IN THE LAST DEADLINE

Usually there are three deadlines for most of the courses across disciplines. One should never wait for the last deadline to apply. Your chances are close to absolutely nil if you apply by the third deadline. It is always preferable to complete the process by the earliest date, but at the most by the second deadline, and never by the third. However, if a university has four deadlines then it is still safe to apply by the third deadline, but definitely not the fourth.

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