· A motivational letter is the most important document you can conduct in order to send towards a desired university, where you will have the chance to present yourself.
· Here, you can write relevant and interesting details about yourself, which can prove, to the admission officers that you are motivated and the right candidate to be selected to participate in their program. It can be very challenging to present yourself in the way that would convince the study institution. Even if you are an outstanding student with the highest grades you may not make it to university based on the way you have written your motivational letter. These characteristics must show in the best possible way in your motivational letter without sounding flat, otherwise it will be considered inadequate!
· It does not have to be personal in a way that would make it irrelevant, rather focus on your intellectual personality.
· Always focus on your strengths and reasons why you are the right person for the university.
i. Plan ahead before attempting your final draft writings. Firstly, plan the concept, then the layout, the structure and fine-tuning.
ii. The concept should contain all your thoughts on why you want to pursue the specific degree, the qualities you can bring to the program, why the specific university is the best option for you.
iii. The layout is the way your document is formatted, and it should show your professionalism. If there is no specification in the university’s description of the motivational letter, you should attempt at keeping it to a maximum length of two pages.
iv. The structure defines the flow of the letter, with a bright introduction leading smoothly to an intense body and a summary of content. The conclusion should once more indicate to your personal advantages.
v. Fine-tuning is about the word usage you have selected. You should avoid using complex words and constructions as they can a turn-off or irritating to the admission officers. Use rather eloquent, persuasive, smooth languages, where you show why you are outstanding instead of tell. And, check grammar, spellings, and also get feedback from close people whose opinions you value.