I am starting my statement of purpose essay for applications into Medphysics MS programs (SDSU) and a few other programs like Biophysics.. I am not a remarkably standout student. I do have about 2 publications in some AAPT meetings and poster conferences and in process of doing some work in Histology at the physics end, but nothing too serious. I am just really hoping to get some advice regarding the structure.. Im assuming that you would start a little something like: Opening paragraph: Introduce myself and a brief general reason for my motivation. Generate some individuality. Body: Discuss more in-depth why I am motivated and why i am qualified for graduate study at that school. Body 2: Talk about my background and the life I come from. Talk about some personal qualities, specifically ones that would explain why I think i can make it through their program. Include some personal experiences or people that may have solidified my choice of school? Closing: Retouch some points without repeating too much to solidify my qualifications. Does that sound good? Im really lost on just getting started.