Hi PF! I recently completed my masters of science in mechanical engineering and am applying to Ph.D. programs. I am wondering how to begin my statement of purpose. For my masters I began with a quote from Dr. Suess. However, now I have very specific research endeavors and know precisely who I want to work with and what I want to study. Should I begin with Dr. Suess to distinguish my application or is this unnecessary space I'd be using. The quote is My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around! Dr. Suess highlights in three sentences why I want to study...blah blah blah. Thanks all!!!!