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How to write a great personal statement?

I've been struggling with my personal statement and was wondering if any of y'all could share examples of strong personal statements. What topics, styles, or approaches have worked for you? Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Hey there! CollegeVine has an article with several real Common App personal statements, which you can find here: https://blog.collegevine.com/common-app-essay-examples

By approaching your personal statement with a unique topic, storytelling, and genuine voice, you will give admissions officers a compelling glimpse into your life and personality. Remember to focus on sharing your authentic self with your audience, and your essay will surely make a strong impression.

6 months ago

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