Personal Statement Writing Tricks
After you outline the personal statement, start writing your first draft. You have to make your personal statement conversational. If it’s a story it’s not a formal essay so you can use the word I you can, use me, can, use those first-person pronouns because you’re talking about yourself and you want to reveal things about yourself and going along with that you want to show not tell. Don’t say that you are a hard-working student, use an example of when you were hardworking so that might be one day in class you stayed after to help clean up or something and that reveals that you were hard-working and last thing that while you’re writing rough draft is think of your audience.
Your audience is a college admissions officer so you want to make sure that personal statement isn’t boring, you want to make sure it’s refreshing because yours might be the last personal statement they read and all they want to do is go home. But then if your essay is really good, then they’ll be happy that they left off with.
A strong note is show your personal statement to people for feedback. I show my personal statement to an Edusson editor that I knew and my parents so it’s up to you who you share your personal statement to but make sure that you always get a new pair of fresh eyes to read your personal statement.
Once you get that feedback go back and edit your personal statement and get another draft. Going rough draft and should never be your final draft because there are always things you can change and update in your personal statement.
After you make those revisions, type up your essay and print it out and read over it again it all depends on how much time you have when you’re writing your personal statement. If you start your personal statement a week before, you might not have time to do all these revisions but if you’re like me, take breaks with your personal statement, get some fresh eyes take a week off your personal statement. Don’t look at it this will help you make sure you have the best personal statement possible and the last thing to do is polish your final copy and finally submit it to your colleges on the combat SI. Colleges will also ask supplemental questions and I suggest use these same tips. Make sure they tell a story, make sure they’re unique and definitely start early and get it done. You don’t want to have small steaks like grammatical mistakes because this is the only time that you get to show your voice in your college personal statement, so you want to make sure it’s as good as it can be which is why you need a lot of times.
I hope this article helps you with your personal statement and if you want to learn more about the college admissions process, definitely check out my book so I hope you had a great day and I’ll see you guys next time!