How to write the perfect motivation letter and apply to University in the USA?
When applying to a university in the USA, it is important to remember that you will need to write a letter of motivation. This is not an easy process, so you can take advantage of online services. But how do you know which service you have chosen is scam or legit? Of course by the reviews.
But in general, when you write a motivational letter, there are two main points:
The first one is to be as sincere as possible, so that your essay describes your personality and life experience. I would like to add to the first point that some life events that seem insignificant to you may in fact be of interest to a member of the selection committee. For example, if you had to work when you were a child, or look after your younger relatives. You may have moved from one country to another, lived without your parents, or had financial difficulties in the family. These all count as interesting life experiences and obstacles to your education.
The second is to show your aspiration and interest in your chosen profession.
I want to share with you some tips that helped me personally:
First, you need to start writing your essay as early as possible, a few months before you apply. You won't write a perfect motivation letter the first time - you will change it a million times, rewrite it, change something. To give you enough time to do this, you need to start as early as possible.
Secondly, ask other people to read your essay: classmates, parents, teachers. It is advisable to let teachers be the ones to read your essay. If possible, give the essay to someone who has already applied to a similar university in a similar field. If you are applying to a physics major, for example, have a physics teacher read your essay. Check your text for grammatical errors, of course. And, as I said before, be sincere.
In general, the structure of motivation letters for admission is very similar in many ways. They have one clear purpose - to demonstrate your motivation and desire to study. It will also be important for evaluators to trace your development and growth through the essay, and to see your progress as a person or as an academic. For example, if you have improved your performance over time, even though your grades were initially poor. Or overcame some circumstances in your life: for example, the fact that you had to work while studying. This could be interesting, because most American teenagers do not need to work - their parents support them completely.