Following are some tips for writing an SOP for Manchester University:You should demonstrate academic interest, subject specific knowledge, ability and motivation to succeed. The statement will only be convincing if the points are backed up by hard evidence ie examples drawn from academic achievements, work experience and extra-curricular activities. The statement needs to be concise and should only include information that is strictly relevant. Don't tell your life story. Consideration needs to be given to the content, structure and style of the statement. Organise the information; focus on one topic/theme at a time and ensure the text logically progresses. Be positive and try to start each section with the most impressive evidence or information.