Statement of Purpose (SOP) is a formal introduction that helps the universities to assess your strengths, skills, interests, passion, and commitment in pursuing higher education. SOP helps in convincing the university authorities to get admission. If there are any gaps during your academic, it will create a negative impact. But giving positive experiences gathered throughout their gap could allow them to gain a good impact on your profile. Students should highlight their gap as a learning phase and try to bring it out as a positive skill-building. But make sure that you have represented it transparently to fulfill your personal goals and account for positive influence.