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JET Programme: Editing and Proofreading your SoP Essay

This post is for all those aspiring 2017 JET Programme applicants. 🙂 For the past two years I have had the pleasure of reading, editing, and providing suggestions for Statement of Purpose essays. As I mentioned before in an earlier post, having your essay read by others is the perfect way to find out which…… Continue reading JET Programme: Editing and Proofreading your SoP Essay

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JET Programme: Writing your SoP Essay (2016)

The Statement of Purpose (SoP) essay is an important part of your application when applying for the JET Programme. A solid, well-written essay could easily become your ticket to the interview stage, while an overly worded, vague essay might not pass the grade. In this post I will share some tips to how to tackle…… Continue reading JET Programme: Writing your SoP Essay (2016)

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JET Programme: Applying for 2017

News is that applications forms for the 2017 intake are now available online! The South African applications can be found here. 😀 Every year I update and rewrite a post regarding the applications, statement of purpose essays, and interviews. And this year is no different. I’ll start by covering the basics of the application forms.…… Continue reading JET Programme: Applying for 2017

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Random Weekend Post in Pics

Nothing much has been happening since sports day, so I thought to share some random pictures with you that I took this weekend. To start with, the part-time science teacher at school is pretty cool – he once made ice-cream through some freaky chemical reaction – and is always showing me his latest trick or…… Continue reading Random Weekend Post in Pics

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JET Programme: Statement of Purpose (SOP) Essay (2015)

The Statement of Purpose (SOP) essay, and I am sure you’ll all agree with me, is one of the most important parts of your application form as it is the key selling point for reviewers to consider granting you an interview for the JET Programme. Obviously there are strong elements in your application besides the…… Continue reading JET Programme: Statement of Purpose (SOP) Essay (2015)

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JET Programme Application: SOP (Statement of Purpose essay) (2014)

So, the application forms for the 2015 JET Programme are out! The deadline is sometime in November (dates vary according to country). But, the important thing is that they are out! This post may be a bit late in writing, as I was planning to have it done by the end of September, but perhaps…… Continue reading JET Programme Application: SOP (Statement of Purpose essay) (2014)