How to Write Personal Statements Better
So you're sitting here with a confused look on your face. You're wondering how in the world you could possibly write your personal statement and not sound ridiculous. A lot of people underestimate the power of a good personal statement, whether it is for a regular college or a graduate school. A question is asked of you from the place you are applying to, and you need to answer with your personal statement. It can be a challenge.
A personal statement can vary widely in length. Depending on where you're applying to they can be just a couple of paragraphs or they can be a whole page, or even more. So it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed. But luckily we are here to help you through this process. Below are helpful hints to help you do the best possible personal statement you can do.
Consider Your Audience
Think of who will most likely be reading your personal statement. If you're applying to a college of some sorts, it’s most likely going to be a professor from that college or someone on a committee. Write in a way that would help them see the best parts of you. And what you want to do if accepted.
- Make sure to make your answers specific and clear. You don’t want to confuse the people reading your statement.
- Make a statement in the beginning about what the whole paper will be about and stick to it.
- If more than one question is asked, you should make sure to answer all of them.
- When you write your personal statement make sure you are being confident about what you're saying. It will show through your writing if you really meant what you said.
- Make sure you write passionately about how badly you want to work in your chosen field. Show them that you can handle everything the program throws at you.
- Choose things about yourself that you want to reiterate throughout the personal statement.
- During your personal statement it’s the best time to show them who you are, because you most likely can't do anywhere else in the application process. Use that time wisely.
- When you go to edit your work, make sure you kept on point of the questions that were asked and your main topics of choice.
With these helpful hints for writing your personal statement, there is no way you can fail at writing the best possible statement. You are sure to impress the people who read the statements and the people who matter. Good luck!