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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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| 800 verbal
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How can I ensure my personal statement stands out?

Hi, I'm a junior starting to think about my college applications, and I'm wondering how to make my personal statement stand out. I want to make sure it's unique and represents me well. Any tips or advice on how to achieve this? Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to think about your personal statement early. In order to make your personal statement stand out, focus on showcasing your unique experiences, values, and passions. Try to find an angle or a story that highlights your personality and growth. Reflect on what you've learned from your experiences and how they have shaped you as a person. It's important to be genuine and authentic in your writing, so don't be afraid to let your true self shine through. Make sure to proofread and edit your essay multiple times, and even ask for feedback from teachers, friends, or family members. Remember that admissions officers read thousands of essays, so using vivid and descriptive language can help your story stand out. Lastly, don't forget to tailor your personal statement to the specific college or program you're applying to, if applicable. Good luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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