In this article, I am going to show you the salient secret about writing a standard motivational statement that can fetch you any position that you wish to apply for, either for Academic purposes or for job applications.
When we talk about motivational statements, we seem to be referring to a specially scheduled event or a cocktail story. Maybe a motivational statement is not what you are familiar with, and might not be what you have supposed it could be.
Notwithstanding, I am going to first of all start this article by letting you understand what a motivational statement is all about. You don’t have to feel bad even if you do not know what it is, that is the reason why I have decided to publish this content to help you.
What is a Motivational Statement?
A motivational statement is a brief letter written by an applicant of a particular position addressed to an institution for applications for admission into the institution or for job application purposes.
Most times, a motivational statement is usually written by prospective students who are applying for a study or a research programme in a university or college.
This does not mean that a motivational letter may not be needed for a job application purpose. It is also a good requirement for the selection of the best employee for a particular job.
There are special considerations of motivational letters for job applications. One of these special conditions is that a motivational statement must be submitted with a well-presented curriculum vitae (CV) to the employing organisation.
For this purpose, the motivational statement substantiates the Curriculum Vitae that you have attached with it. It corroborates that the curriculum vitae that you submitted is not different from your personality and that you qualify for the job more than every other applicant.
Why Do You Write A Motivational Statement For Study Purposes?
During application for studentship into any university or college, there is always a lot of competition amongst the different applicants. This amounts to strong pressure as to whom to select by the institution especially when the slots available are very limited.
The case is obtainable during application for a research programme in the institution. However, submitting a well-structured motivational statement is the best option to ensure that you secure the opportunity no matter how limited and competitive it might be.
A good motivational letter makes you as an applicant stand out from the crowd. It gives the institution where you are applying the impression that you are the best scholar to be selected for the particular purpose.
Once you can convince the admission unit or the staff who is in charge of reading the statements that you possess every requirement of selection more than others, you will be treated with maximum preference.
Therefore, you are expected to write a standard motivational statement to save yourself the stress of applying many times to a particular institution without being selected.
Pattern For Writing A Standard Motivational Statement.
Now that you have known what a motivational statement is all about why you should write a standard one for your application, I believe that you would want to attempt writing it by yourself.
Here, I am going to guide you on the standard pattern for writing a motivational statement. Just follow me step by step!
Just like a formal letter in which you are conversant, a motivational statement has a standard structural pattern of presentation. Devoid of this, you will get it wrong while writing a motivational letter.
Structurally, a motivational letter is divided into four parts, namely,
The contact section
The body, and
The Contact Section:
In this part, you are expected to present every contact information. It is divided into two subsections; one part is for your (writer) contact details while the second part is for the contact address of the institution, usually that of the reader.
In your contact information, you would be required to include the following: valid email address, your phone number, home address, and in addition, you have to incorporate some of your important social media handles like Facebook, Twitter, Quora, Medium and as many as may be required.
Also, ensure that the contact information supplied is on a separate line respectively for clarity.
In the contact information of the reader which is the person whom you are addressing the letter, you should include the following: the reader’s name with the qualification (e.g Joseph Emmanuel, PhD), his/her email address, the department where the reader work and the name of the institution with the address.
Ensure that this information is complete to make the relationship more personal. This is proving to the reader that you know about him/her.
The Salutation Section:
At this, you will use “Dear Sir/Ma” as the case may be. But it will be best to use the reader’s full name (e.g: Dear Joseph Emmanuel) to make the statement more direct while the reader is reading it.
Write in this manner if you are certain about who is going to read your motivational statement, otherwise, do not include the name.
The body of your motivational statement is where pour out everything that made you think that you are the most qualified candidate for admission. Make sure that you take every point of yours in every detail.
Integrate some of your life’s exciting experiences that would be relevant to the field of study that you are applying for. While including that, ensure that your stories are not irrelevant to the study.
Also, include your successes in the related field. This is where you show that you have achieved a lot during your past studies or workplaces and would like to acquire knowledge for more exploits.
Furthermore, before you start writing the motivational statement, you must have gone through the institution’s fundamental requirements for admission. If you possess any of such requirements, make sure that you outline them in your write-up.
You have to moreover, show the reader how you are going to put the knowledge that you will acquire in the school if you are accepted into practice and how it is going to solve problems in real life.
For each of the points that you have given, ensure that presents them in a distinct paragraph.
Finally, give a summary of all that you have written in the body of the motivational statement in good terms and be thankful for the reader.
When you have exhausted all you have for the reader, you close the write-up under the body. Illustration; “Yours Sincerely”, with your full name under it.
Other Things You Need to Know About Writing A Standard Motivational Statement.
While writing a motivational statement, you have to bear in mind that your write-up should not exceed a page.
Making your points succinct or the inclusion of exciting stories about your motivation and achievements should not warrant your writing unrelated stories or achievements that are not useful to the study.
Maintain good command of the English language and ensure that the interest of the readers is captured.
Do not exaggerate your achievements to the point of telling the reader what is not real.
Write with confidence. While reading your statement, the reader who is an expert will perceive your confidence in yourself.
With all that I have given you in this article, I believe that you would be able to write a standard motivational statement for any application and you will get the opportunity at once without any form of rejection.
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