Ahh once again I seek the wise counsel of CC. What else is new...
My statement of purpose is about 2 1/4 pages long double spaced (~900 words) and structured like so:
~1 1/4 page for my "hook," segue to college education, and research experience (3 paragraphs)
~1 page describing my reason for grad school/research plans/why I want to attend XX. (3 paragraphs)
Many programs applications' have no word limit on the essay but I'm wondering if mine is still too long. I know there's never a guarantee that an adcom member will read my whole essay, but I don't want to give them any reason not to. I've been working on this essay for a couple of months now, had it final drafted a few different times and I feel like there's not much more I can cut out.
For those of you who were successful with statements of purpose, what was yours like? What do you think of mine?