How to Write a Personal Statment by CAW's Robin Bellers, recorded in at a CEU Open House
How to write your personal statement - Univeristy of St. Mark & St. John Plymouth
Your personal statement is an opportunity for you to demonstrate why you think you would be a good student for the programme you are applying to and why the University should select your application over those of other candidates. It is primarily an academic statement and you must target it very directly towards the subject in which you are interested, though a University will also want to know something about your more general interests.
Writing the personal statement - Purdue University
The personal statement, your opportunity to sell yourself in the application process, generally falls into one of two categories:
1. The general, comprehensive personal statement:
This allows you maximum freedom in terms of what you write and is the type of statement often prepared for standard medical or law school application forms.
2. The response to very specific questions:
Often, business and graduate school applications ask specific questions, and your statement should respond specifically to the question being asked. Some business school applications favor multiple essays, typically asking for responses to three or more questions.
How to Write a Personal Statement for Grad School: 5 tips from a Pro - Kent State University
A personal statement is a requirement for most graduate applications and is used to convey the value you will bring to the graduate program. You will want to answer the specific prompts provided, while highlighting why the application committee should choose you over other candidates.