4. Writing the Personal Statement 2017-08-15T06:45:06+00:00

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Video Overview

In this lesson, we will be going over how to write the personal statement, including some general tips and common mistakes.

The most common issues we see are:

  1. Essays being too general
  2. Not portraying what you have learned
  3. The only example you use is a very personal experience
  4. Relying too much on distant/child experiences
  5. Too emotional/personal stories that aren’t relatable

That’s why in our essays, we’re going to make sure that everything we have to write follows these specific tips:

  1. Be honest and yourself
  2. Write what you know and that you can back up
  3. Always think about the “so what?”