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Example of a short personal statement?

Hey! I'm working on my short personal statement for college applications and I'm feeling a bit stuck. Could anyone share a short personal statement sample or some tips on how to write an effective one? Thank you!

6 months ago

Of course! Here's are some example personal statement examples from real students: https://blog.collegevine.com/common-app-essay-examples

To write an effective short personal statement, consider these tips:

1. Choose a specific experience, theme, or personal trait to focus on. This adds depth and helps the reader connect with your story.

2. Start with an engaging hook that quickly draws the reader in. Consider using vivid imagery or a strong statement to pique their interest.

3. Show, don't tell. Use descriptive language and anecdotes to demonstrate your passion and give insight into your personality and values.

4. End on a strong note by connecting your experience or theme to your future goals or aspirations, and strengthening your resolve.

Remember that a strong personal statement should paint a vivid picture of who you are as an individual and highlight your unique experiences or passions. Don't be afraid to be genuine and let your personality shine through your writing. Good luck!

6 months ago

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