The Department of English and Humanities at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh organized a workshop titled “Writing Statements of Purpose” on December 13, 2021. The session was conducted by Dr. Sohana Manzoor, Associate Professor, DEH, with the aim of making students aware of the standard methods and strategies for writing professional and stand-out Statements of Purpose (SOP) when applying for higher studies.
The workshop commenced with the facilitator outlining the required documents for applying to foreign universities for graduate studies. Then the organization of an SOP was discussed. The workshop emphasized on how to demonstrate applicants’ asspirations, relevant research and work experience, and the field of interest for future studies in a positive and precise manner so that they come across as genuine candidates.
During the second half of the session, a few samples of well-written SOPs were shown and discussed with the participants to give a comprehensive overview of the points discussed. As writing a professional SOP is of utmost importance while applying for higher studies at international universities, the workshop generated interest amongst students, especially those who are in their final year of studies. Students from DEH, BBA, MSJ, and CSE attended the workshop, which was further enlivened by their creative questions and insights during the question-answer session.
Report by Vincent Dip Gomes (182013034)