Graduate school applications generally request personal statements in one of two
A general personal statement allows you the applicant a great deal of freedom
in what you write about. To get you started, tips and topics for personal statements
are suggested in this document.
A personal statement should be about one-to-two pages unless otherwise stated. Many
graduate and professional programs give a specific word count. Ensure that you are
following the application guidelines by following specific word count or page requirements.
A personal statement should be fairly brief but a strong document to showcase your
writing skills and your intent and future aspirations. Your personal statement gives
you the opportunity to demonstrate your distinctive qualifications and desire to
further your education in your chosen field. In doing this, you should focus on
a few experiences as opposed to general ideas; concrete and specific examples create
a more unique and impressive essay.
The main areas that you should address in your personal statement are your goals
You want to let the admissions office know what makes you unique and impressive.
To make your statement unique; you can use life stories and personal experiences.
Describe your existing knowledge about the field and your skills.