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How can I make my personal statement stand out?

Hey guys, I'm starting to think about my college essays and I want to make sure my personal statement really stands out. What types of topics or writing styles have you found to be successful? Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about your college essays early. When it comes to making your personal statement stand out, I can share some tips based on my experience helping my child with their essays. First, focus on choosing a topic that is unique to you and your experiences. You want the admissions officers to get a sense of who you are beyond your grades and test scores. It's important to choose a topic that showcases your personal growth, resilience, or passion for something. Next, try to be as genuine as possible in your writing. Admissions officers read countless essays, and they can easily tell when a student is being authentic or not. So, let your true voice shine through! Lastly, don't be afraid to take risks with your writing style or structure, as long as it still effectively conveys your message. A creative approach can make your essay memorable. Just remember to proofread and revise until you feel confident that your essay represents the best version of you. Good luck!

11 months ago

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