Writing your personal statement
|This is a document that you
begin now and work on over the next four years. It is a formal document
and needs to be presented seriously. There are at least two benefits for
you in creating this document:
Your personal statement should be written in first person, but other than that, there is really no exact right way to write it. The development of ideas and organization of this statement is up to you.
But what should you say? Your understanding of who you are and where you want to go will change over time. For now, here are some things you may want to consider including in your statement (in no particular order):
Your personal statement needs to be succinct, no longer than 500 words. Be precise in your word choice and careful in your organization. Have your cyberpartner or web pal (if you have one) read it and give you some feedback.