What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

What are some tips for writing a strong personal statement?

Hey guys, I'm starting to think about my college essays and I want to make sure I write a strong personal statement. What are some tips or advice you have for making my essay stand out? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

8 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking about your college essays early. Having been through the process with my own child, I'd be happy to offer some tips for writing a strong personal statement. First, make sure to choose a topic that genuinely interests you or has had a significant impact on your life. It's important to be passionate about your subject, as this enthusiasm will come across in your writing. Next, focus on showing, not telling. Use anecdotes, examples, and vivid descriptions to really paint a picture for your reader. This will help them connect with your story on a deeper level. Additionally, try to be as specific as possible. Avoid cliches and generalities, and instead provide unique insights that showcase your individuality. Remember to proofread your essay multiple times, and ask for feedback from trusted individuals like teachers, friends, or family members. Lastly, don't be afraid to revise and rewrite until you feel completely confident in your final product. Writing a great essay takes time, so be patient and persistent in your efforts. Best of luck!

8 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.