How to Write a Personal Statement
Explain what you feel you need to, but emphasize the positive. Try to be funny. You don't want to take the risk they won't get the joke. Get too personal about religion, politics, or your lack of education (avoid emotional catharsis).
Is my tone confident? Make sure your essay has absolutely perfect spelling and mechanics. Use technical terminology and such techniques as passive voice where appropriate. You should write clearly and interestingly, yet also speak in a voice appropriate to your field.
It introduces you, it is creative enough to spark interest in the rest of your statement. By framing the statement with an anecdote, you provide your audience with immediate access to some aspect of your past, your character, and your personality.
When did you initially become interested in this career? How has this interest developed? When did you become certain that this is what you wanted to do? What solidified your decision?
However, you don't want to compromise on several points: Grammar, make sure that your syntax is correct. Not only must you be fastidious about basics such as spelling and subject verb.
Some Words on Style, style refers to how you choose to use words to say what you have to say. There are a lot of different styles, and many of them are acceptable for a personal statement.
The first day that I returned to the saddle I was too sore to do more than ride very slowly through the fields near the stables. I remember that it was be best ride of my life, and to this day I only ride my horse for pleasure, not competition.
Most of the time a focus is an abstract quality: the desire to help others, the importance of individual contribution, the drive to unite science and compassion. How to choose it.