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Personal statement examples for inspiration?

Hi all! I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with my personal statement for college applications. Can anyone point me in the direction of some solid personal statement examples to learn from and possibly get inspired by? I appreciate any help!

6 months ago

Hello! It's completely normal to feel a bit anxious when starting your personal statement. Seeing examples can undoubtedly help you get inspired and understand what works in a successful essay. Here are a few resources that could prove helpful:

1. College websites: Many university admission websites offer samples of successful personal statements from students who have been admitted to their schools. Browse through the websites of colleges you're interested in, and you might find a dedicated section or a blog post with examples.

2. CollegeVine blog: CollegeVine has numerous articles on college essays, including examples of successful essays and tips on how to write them. Check out their blog posts on essay topics, writing advice, and samples that can guide you in the right direction here:https://www.collegevine.com/category/essays/essay-examples

3. Forums and platforms: Some online forums, like Reddit's "r/ApplyingToCollege" or College Confidential, have threads where students share their personal statements. Keep in mind, however, that these are not necessarily successful essays or endorsed by admissions officers. Always approach them critically and see if they follow the guidelines established by admissions experts.

4. Essay collections: Books like "50 Successful Harvard Application Essays" or "100 Successful College Application Essays" can provide you with a wealth of examples. These books are typically written or compiled by former admissions officers, so you can be confident about the quality of the essays.

6 months ago

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