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    So I'm an orphan. Lost my mom 5 years back (when I finished high school) and dad 2 years back (when I finished college).

    Despite these events I pushed on in my studies and am working towards my goal. Should I include this in my SOP or not?

    I badly want to get in, but I hate sympathy. And I'm scared including these things in my SOP will do just that.

    Thanks a lot guys.
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    (Original post by apollohelios)
    So I'm an orphan. Lost my mom 5 years back (when I finished high school) and dad 2 years back (when I finished college).

    Despite these events I pushed on in my studies and am working towards my goal. Should I include this in my SOP or not?

    I badly want to get in, but I hate sympathy. And I'm scared including these things in my SOP will do just that.

    Thanks a lot guys.
    sorry, what does SOP stand for? If your application includes a reference it could be more appropriate to get them to mention your parents rather than you doing so yourself.
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    sorry, what does SOP stand for? If your application includes a reference it could be more appropriate to get them to mention your parents rather than you doing so yourself.
    Statement of Purpose (SOP). Thank you
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    Statement of Purpose (SOP). Thank you
    Is this for a postgraduate application?

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    Is this for a postgraduate application?

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    Masters. Specifically in Economics. Thanks
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    Masters. Specifically in Economics. Thanks
    Hmm, not my area, but as claireestelle suggests, do you have to provide a reference? If so explaining/highlighting your circumstances would be best coming from your referee.
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    (Original post by apollohelios)
    Masters. Specifically in Economics. Thanks
    Lse has a guide to writing sops, which doesn't mention including personal circumstances http://www.lse.ac.uk/intranet/Career...stgradUSA.aspx
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    Lse has a guide to writing sops, which doesn't mention including personal circumstances http://www.lse.ac.uk/intranet/Career...stgradUSA.aspx
    Oh ok. Thanks a lot Claire
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