Letter of recommendation and statement of purpose are both important part of your application. Some might not take it seriously but it is observed very keenly by your university personnel. Each year number of Asian competes for one seat in a university. The number can be sometime 10-15 competing just for one seat. At a certain time when your academic qualification and your score clash with other applicants, university personnel give a keen notice to your LOR and SOP and here is where your application can stand out
Many a time student fails to get a desired acceptable score in exams like GRE, GMAT, IELTS or TOEFL and even in academic. This time your SOP can come to your rescue. You need to convince your university about your purpose and how this can bring a change to you. You need to convince them you can make most of this opportunity. Your research paper, your other achievements can make your application to stand out. Your recommendation letter from your professor or the one under you have worked can make a great deal. They describe your efforts, your intellectual level and most importantly how you will avail the chance making a bench mark in your life if you’re admitted in their university.
Few points to see when writing SOP and LOR: