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Table 1 Disciplinary information and token sizes of SoP samples

From: Disciplinary variations in academic promotional writing: the case of statements of purpose

SoP (100 in total) Discipline and sample number
The Arts Division Humanities
(19,408 tokens)
Applied Linguistics (5), Arts Administration (1), Asian Studies (8), Comparative Literature (1), Cultural Studies (2), Translation (3).
Business
(18,787 tokens)
Accounting (3), Advertising (2), Corporate Communication (2), Finance (3), Hotel Management (2), Management Studies (2), Public Administration (3), Real Estate Management (3)
Social Science
(19,847 tokens)
Anthropology (2), Communication (3), Economics (2), Environmental Policy (1), Journalism (2), New Media Studies (1), Political Science (2), Psychology (2), Public Health (1), Public Relation (1), Social Work (2), Sociology (1)
The Science Division Engineering
(18,384 tokens)
Chemical Engineering (3), Civil Engineering (3), Computer Engineering (3), Electronic Engineering (3), Information Technology (1), Logistics (3), Manufacture Engineering (2), Mechanic Engineering (2)
Science
(18,444 tokens)
Biology (4), Chemistry (3), Computer Science (4), Environmental Studies (4), Material Science (2), Physics (2), Plant Science (1)
Total 100 samples and 94,870 tokens
  1. Note: The “Arts Division versus Science Division” comes from the academic classification of the Chinese education system, which refers to non-scientific disciplines as “Wen-Ke” (Arts) and scientific disciplines “Li-Ke” (Science)