Hypophora is a figure of speech in which a writer raises a question and then immediately provides an answer to that question.
I am about to write a Statement of Purpose. In the SOP, I need to answer some questions:
- What have you already done?
- What are you working on now?
- What might you want to work on in the future?
- How does my department fit your research goals?
Each paragraph, of course, will be an answer for each question. Instead of writing those paragraphs normally, I would like to start them with the questions they will answer for. In short, I will use hypophoras to start those paragraphs. However, I'm afraid that using them a lot will be counterproductive. Should I use hypophoras at the beginning of every paragraphs?