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What should I include in my personal statement?

Hi there, I'm starting to think about my college applications and I'm a bit stressed about writing my personal statement. Can anyone give me some advice on what to include and what to avoid? I want to make sure I'm presenting myself in the best possible way! Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi! Writing a personal statement can be a bit daunting, but don't worry, I've been in your shoes with my own child and I'm happy to share some tips. It's important to showcase your unique qualities, experiences, and interests. Start by brainstorming some ideas and selecting a theme that ties to your experiences and goals. Make sure to be genuine and focus on what sets you apart from others. Include personal anecdotes, but keep them relevant to the theme. Avoid using clichés, exaggerations, or trying to be someone you're not. Also, steer clear of controversial topics or humor that might not be understood by everyone. Remember, the goal is to let the admissions officers get to know the real you, so be honest and thoughtful in your writing. Good luck and I'm sure you'll do great!

10 months ago

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