A motivation letter is one of the essentials of your application to a US
university. It is a unique opportunity of demonstrating a broader image of your
personality to the university, not just providing a few figures and certificates. A
good motivation letter for a foreign university is anything but a free-form essay
on what a nice, outgoing and funny person you are. This abstract should deal
with the essence of your life, accounting for the events which determined your
future occupation, turned your world upside down and contributed to your
choice of an American higher education.
A US university application form often includes two items in the list of
documents: a Personal Statement and a Statement of Purpose. The former is
mostly required for BA courses. Evidently, at this stage of your life you are
quite unlikely to come up with a rigid plan for the nearest five or ten years, but
you already have some achievements, aspirations and results to share. And
these are exactly what you should include in your personal statement.
As to the Statement of Purpose, it is widely used in the application process of
MA and post-graduate courses at American universities. In this letter, you are
expected to give a clear picture of what you want to become and where you
plan to be five or ten years away from now. You also need to prove that
pursuing a course at the chosen university is an absolute prerequisite for
achieving your goals in life.
An application letter to a US university with a request for funding. Most US
universities consider your application for scholarship or funding by default.
And this is when your essay comes forward, as funding is only granted to the
best of the best.
A good essay can drastically change the commission's opinion of you.
You can use the essay to explain the real reasons behind low average
grades or a lack of work experience, as well as to prove that you are the
best candidate for the chosen program;
You can be sure that your letter will be read; thus, the University of
Texas processes an average of 250,000 applications per years, paying
attention primarily to the two motivation letters submitted by prospective
Choosing the topic is the main challenge. A wrong choice of topic won't
allow the essay to demonstrate your value, thus lowering your chances
of being accepted. This is why we pay thorough attention to our
customers' background, in order to get to know them better and choose
the most compelling topic;
Many students choose commonplace topics, such as the importance of
learning in general, and how they want all the world to live in peace, and
so on. If your topic is one of these, be prepared for your application to
be declined, along with a few thousands similar essays.
Initial Skype call (30 minutes) to discuss university/college requirements for writing a motivation letter, generation of ideas, content strategy and structure.
You write down as much as you can, using the strategy that you discussed with our specialist. You don’t have to follow any particular structure or worry about mistakes.
Our specialist would structure your thoughts, rewrite incorrect sentences, delete unnecessary details and correct grammar and spelling mistakes.
Final review during Skye call (15 minutes): final version review, last corrections. You are ready to submit your application!