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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 do I craft a compelling personal statement?

Hello! I'm a junior starting to think about my college applications, and I've heard that the personal statement is a crucial part of it. I'm a bit stressed about how to make mine stand out. What should I focus on and how do I write a personal statement that will truly represent me? Any tips or advice would be great! Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hey there! I understand that writing a personal statement can be quite stressful, but don't worry, I've been through this process with my child and I'd be happy to share some tips! First, try to pick a topic that is important to you and showcases your unique perspective. It doesn't have to be a grand event or life-changing experience, even small moments can have a big impact. Secondly, make sure to use your own voice and be genuine. Admissions officers can tell when you're trying too hard to impress them. Instead, focus on writing about something that truly matters to you and your personality will shine through. Don't be afraid to show vulnerability and share your personal growth. Thirdly, be concise and to the point. You don't have a lot of space to work with, so make sure your statement is well-organized and clear. Lastly, proofread your statement multiple times and ask for feedback from trusted friends, family, or teachers. This will ensure that your statement is polished and free of errors. Good luck with your personal statement and college applications!

9 months ago

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