Tailoring SOP

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Tailoring SOP

Postby cato88 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:21 pm

What exactly do people mean by tailoring an SOP? Does it mean you look for your fit with their programs/groups or how youll fit perfectly with group X?? I would assume people would do the former without considering it being tailoring

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Re: Tailoring SOP

Postby Juston » Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:21 pm

I think a lot of people write a somewhat generalized SOP 'template', where they talk about their research experience and interests. Once they have a template, they tailor it to the particular school they're sending it to. If you're applying to 10 different schools, it's easier to have a template to work off of.

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Re: Tailoring SOP

Postby Helio » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:38 pm

I basically have a template and add a paragraph or two saying with whom I would like to work. the schools with connections, etc, i will add two to three sentences somewhere stating the connection etc.

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Re: Tailoring SOP

Postby murs » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:08 pm

I have my full SOP with one paragraph talking about why I want to go to the school and who I want to work with.

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Re: Tailoring SOP

Postby coreycwgriffin » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:26 pm

Yeah...I'm basically changing the last paragraph of mine just to say what ongoing research at that college I'm interested in, to actually name the college, and so on.

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