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What should I focus on when writing my personal statement?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior and I'll be starting my college applications soon. I know the personal statement is a crucial part of the application, but I'm not sure what to focus on. Can anyone give me some tips or examples of successful personal statements? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand the uncertainty when it comes to writing your personal statement. My child recently went through the college application process, and here's what we learned: A successful personal statement should showcase your unique qualities, experiences, and aspirations. Think about the aspects of your life that have helped shape who you are today and how they connect with the person you want to become in the future. It's important to be genuine and let your own voice shine through in your writing. Colleges are looking to understand your personality, passions, and what makes you stand out from other applicants. Finally, a well-written and coherent statement is key. Make sure you plan ahead, create an outline, and revise your essay multiple times. And don't forget to ask for feedback from your family, friends, or teachers! They can provide valuable insights and help you polish your essay. Best of luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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