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Structure is Magic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Perfect Graduate SOP

The EXACT SOP Formula that Earns Elite Grad School Admissions

You will learn how Jordan's students get accepted to Ivy League graduate programs every year...

All Writing SOPS that Follow the Exact Same Template...

Even with Below-Average GPAs and GRE Scores.

The STEP-BY-STEP formula for turning your academic background into a heroic story that makes professors say, "Yes! This one!"

Who is Jordan Dotson?

I’m a private college counselor and creative-writing teacher who specializes in using timeless narratives to PERSUADE admissions readers to believe exactly what I want them to believe: that you, dear student, are one-in-a-million, rock-star scholar.

My 500+ students in the past? They were all once normal people, from all over the world, with giant university dreams. People just like you.

Now, they’ve earned admission to every American university of note (some, like Harvard and Stanford, many times over). They’re award-winning artists, doctors, engineers, Wall Street mavens, startup tycoons, profound philosophers, and AI researchers with endless lists of citations.

They achieved these results by turning their undergrad and research experiences into riveting heroic epics.

They learned how the conventional Google wisdom about SOPs only made them look...conventional.

They discovered the magic of a properly structured story, the same magic that novelists, screenwriters, and Madison Avenue advertisers employ every day.

And they used this magic to convince grad departments of their true and awesome potential.

2020 PhD and Master's Admissions (so far!)

  • Harvard
  • Chicago
  • Columbia
  • Brown
  • Penn
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Cornell
  • UC-Berkeley
  • Rice
  • USC
  • Georgia Tech
  • ...and many, many more

What My Students Say

Having never written an SOP before starting my application, I had a general idea of what to write, but without any guidance, my first draft was very rough. Jordan managed to help me understand how to better focus my thoughts, provide a more structured outline to the SOP, and frame my SOP around what the program can do for my career specifically, rather than using broad platitudes.
Many thanks to Jordan for taking the time to help me put my best work forward!

--BM (Georgia Tech, Electrical Engineering)

BU and Brown! I got into both! Thanks so much for your help and guidance! I seriously feel like my personal statement was a large factor in my acceptances. Thanks again and I hope you and your family are safe during these crazy times.

--Manny (Brown, Data Science)

Writing a good SoP was one of the most challenging parts of the application for me, especially with the fact that English is not my first language (I’m from Indonesia). But Jordan’s feedback was a tremendous help, always pointing me in the right direction and minimizing unnecessary revisions. I hope my story can be useful to other aspiring students as well!

--Astrid (Columbia, Data Analytics)

What You're Getting?

  • An easy-to-read 101-page guidebook describing the updated, battle-tested Structure is Magic formula (the exact same formula that all my students use)
  • Detailed "SOP Script" worksheets for generating outlines and perfectly structured essays
  • A step-by-step walkthrough in converting your own script into a literary-caliber SOP
  • The 7 most common SOP problems, how to detect them, avoid them, and revise them
  • Multiple sample essays from uber-successful students 

If you don't know how to write an SOP, or think your first draft doesn't reflect your true potential, this guidebook is for you.

I'm laying it all out there for the applicant who MUST get admitted.

Start reading and learn how to make this possible...

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