Barn Technique for Writing SOP

by Seek Academy Training Institute

An SOP is one of the most important documents when it comes to taking admission into premium B-schools. There are various factors that the admission department considers when granting an acceptance letter and An SOP is one of them. If you are looking for SOP Services, you can consult Seek Consultants.

Most of the master’s students know what an SOP is. For those who don’t know about it, SOP stands for Statement of Purpose which mainly contains a detailed description of your family background, academic accomplishments, work experience if any, and goals after completing the course. It is like a 500 – 600-word essay divided into 5 – 6 paragraphs.

The SOP is, however, a little different from other essays. BARN technique can be used to prepare an SOP. BARN stands for brainstorm, aim, reconcile, and narrate. Understanding these steps will help you greatly to craft an SOP. The uniqueness of the SOP is what universities are looking for. Let us look at each of the above in detail. Let’s get started!

1. BRAINSTORM: The SOP must have a clear objective. The student must know the direction in which they want their career to go. When you have figured all this, then you can structure it in a way which is appealing. For example, if you are 25 years of age and see yourself at a managerial position at 40 years of age. Therefore, the SOP must talk about how the MBA will help you realize that goal. If you wish to start a business, you can go on to tell about how it will help you make business connections. The key takeaway here is that you don’t have to write generic stuff.

2. AIM: This basically means that the target audience of the SOP is the admission department. The student has to step into the shoes of the admission officer and understand what they are looking for in the statement of purpose. Write about what skills you have and the skills which you will learn from the course.

3. RECONCILE: Most of the times, students write something in the SOP which they want to show. However, the admission department may not be interested in what you are showing and might want to see something else. Such an SOP will not get the job done for you. Therefore, you have to strategically merge what the admission officer wants to see and what you want to show.

4. NARRATE: This is perhaps the most important and easiest of all steps. The SOP should be structured in such a way that it feels like a story. Prepare a draft and then make the necessary changes to it. Select topics on which you want greater focus and spend more effort explaining them. Write about what your goals are and how the degree will help you to achieve them, what are your short and long-term goals, and why have you selected that particular university.

If you are still confused and looking for SOP Service in Delhi, you can consult Seek Consultants. They have helped students create winning SOPs and also provide SOP services to those who are having a hard time with writing the SOP. 

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