I've just finished preparing my SOP. Its almost complete with all the relevant points mentioned. The thing that is worrying me is that the word count is roughly 700-750 words!
para 1: quote + applicable description
para 2: introduction + research groups I'm interested in
para 3: mentioning research experience
para 4: Miscellaneous Accomplishments
para 5: mentioning profs with whom I'm interested to work with
para 6: conclusion
Is there anything that isn't necessary to be included and which can bring down the word count to some 500-600 words.?Does the word-limit really matter.?