Posts Tagged ‘personal statment’

Personal Statement Fatal Flaw #1: Lack of Substance

By - Feb 19, 14:36 PM   Comments [0]

Writing about nothing tends to bore, like a trite sitcom or movie with no plot. They lack substance and so will your essay if it isn’t based on: • Substantive self-reflection. • Use of specifics, examples, and anecdotes. • Willingness to reveal your thought processes and feelings. So start...

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How Personal is Too Personal?

By - Aug 29, 12:44 PM   Comments [1]

The personal statement is a terrific opportunity to share with admissions committees an interesting and unique aspect of your life. However, many applicants are understandably frightened of having to face the “camera” and speak personally about their lives while also trying to impress. So, how...

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3 Tips for Showing Strengths in Your Application Essays

By - Sep 13, 10:50 AM   Comments [0]

One of most important pieces of advice I can give you regarding your personal statements and application essays is this: Show, don’t tell. Here are three tips to help you achieve this must-have writing goal: Show the steps you’ve taken. If you are writing about a goal...

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