Tuesday, September 9, 2014

personal statement suggestions

Off the top of my head.  Feel free to adopt, adapt, improve, ignore, fold, spindle, or mutilate.

1. Be YOU, not the version of you that you imagine will impress an admissions committee.

2. Start with a vignette, a small moment, something that appeals to the senses and brings the reader into your life.

3. Remember that everyone has some positive attributes, and everyone has dealt with what they perceive to be obstacles.  If your essay focuses on your positive attributes, make sure that they are really #$%! AWESOME and describe them boldly.  If your essay focuses on obstacles, be sure to emphasize how you responded and turned them into lessons/strengths.

More soonly.

1 comment:

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