Personal Statements, Statements of Purpose, Application Essays
Many students do not take their Personal Statement, Statement of Purpose or Application Essay very seriously as a part of their graduate application. Unfortunately, they are making a fatal mistake. I’m assuming that if you are reading this, it’s because you are very serious! Yay for you!
These statements are your chance to introduce yourself, speak to the admissions committee and offer information that isn’t asked anywhere else in your application. It is important that you know that admissions and scholarship committees read these statements very closely because it reveals a lot about you.
If at all possible, you need to write up most of the information on your own. However, it is vital that you have a professional proofread, edit and revise your final draft prior to submitting it for consideration.
Let me be very clear in saying that the Personal Statement, Statement of Purpose and Application Essay are the MOST important parts of your graduate application.
Hence, it is an extremely crucial part of your application and one of the few areas where you actually have control. At this point, your grades and standardized scores are already fixed, so this is your chance to set yourself apart from others and prove your determination. It shows that you are a serious applicant.
Let me help you to show your motivation and passion, highlight your talents, leadership skills and intellectual interest. We can also use this opportunity to present any hindrances or special circumstances that have affected your education and life. We can include books and journals you enjoy reading, talk about people who have influenced you over the years and challenges that you like to be faced with. You can convey to them a long-term project that you’d like to work on in the future, showing your motivation more powerfully than just claims of being motivated.
A well-written statement which includes enthusiasm, conviction and honesty will triple your chances of acceptance. Guaranteed!
A strong statement will set you apart from other applicants. Let’s do this!