What is the difference between statement of purpose and letter of intent?
The difference between letter of intent and statement of purpose in education or employment is that the letter of intent is an outline, while the statement of purpose is more detailed and requires substantial research.
What is the purpose of a statement of intent?
A statement of intent outlines a provisional research area for your project that: Highlights your area of research interest. Describes the importance of this area of research and why you are the right person to undertake it. Identifies a potential supervisor(s) who you would like to work with on the project.
What should be in a statement of intent?
The statement should describe how you plan to undertake research and explain the relationship between your practice and your research question. There are many research methods, so you should seek to identify those that are most suited to your study.
How long should my statement of intent be?
“A statement of purpose should be between 500 and 1,000 words,” Pierce says, noting that it should typically not exceed a single page. He advises that students use a traditional font at a readable size (11- or 12-pt) and leave enough whitespace in the margins to make the statement easy-to-read.
What do you say in a letter of intent?
Start getting into specifics.
- Describe why you are writing the letter. Describe how you first learned about the internship or job position and why you are excited about it.
- State your credentials. Don’t be shy!
- Say some good things about the school/program. Flatter the reader, but do not overdo it.
Should I write dear or respected?
It is good to avoid ‘respected’ in salutations. In a formal or business letter, use the recipient’s professional title and second name. Assume that you are writing a formal letter to a professor whose name is Thirumalai Ganesan. The proper salutation is Dear Professor Ganesan and not Dear Professor Thirumalai.