Writing the essay, personal statement, or letter of intent
Personal Statements: as with all things, there is bad news and good news.
The bad news is that writing a good personal statement is hard work. Successful applicants often write 5-10 drafts before they have a polished piece of work.
The good news is that, even if you find writing to be a challenge, with practice and hard work you can write an excellent personal statement.
- What are reviewers looking for in a personal statement?
- How do you identify the purpose of and audience for your personal statement?
- What questions from Admissions Committees call for a personal statement?
- How do you start writing your personal statement?
To review examples of personal statements or guides on writing essays, drop by the Piper Center and speak to one of our Peer Advisors.