When you write a personal statement to apply to a university or college, you have to follow certain rules without which you will not be able to write an attractive personal statement. You have to make your personal statement as perfect as possible to be different from other personal statements which are presented by other applicants like you. Other applicants who apply to the same university that you are applying to are likely to have the same grades and for this reason, you have to do your best when you write your personal statement.
You are the only one who knows you more than others. You can reveal the points of strength and hide the points of weakness that you have. It will be one of the worst ideas to make another one write your personal statement for you or even to try to copy examples for other personal statements that can be taken from different sources. It is not enough for you to mention that you are a suitable candidate for the university you are applying to because you have to prove that and to collect all the evidences which prove that you are really good and deserves to be enrolled in the university.
♦ How to write Your personal statement?
– Before caring about the words that you use, the structure, the spelling and grammatical mistakes, you need first to write notes about what you want to talk about in your personal statement. The notes that you write about yourself include what you want to study at the university you are applying to, why do you choose to take this course, your experience, voluntary work, skills, interests and other items that are related to the course of study.
– After preparing your ideas and before starting your personal statement, it will be necessary for you to try reading example personal statements that are written by other applicants and can be found on the internet. It will help you to see how they show their skills and the purpose of choosing the course of study. It also exposes you to different sorts of structure and language that are used for conveying their messages in an attractive and persuasive way.
– When you start writing, try to choose an interesting introduction, be honest and do not lie, be formal, keep away from mentioning what is not related to the course of the study that you chose, avoid repetition and the most important thing is not to copy any paragraph or even a sentence from the statements that you read. Instead of copying what you read, change it and try to express what you read through using your own words.
– After writing the first draft of your personal statement, start editing it through reading all what is written thoroughly and correcting all the spelling and grammatical mistakes that you may find.
– The last step is to ask other persons to read your personal statement and judge it for you.