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09/04/2019

How to write a personal statement?

QUESTION
How to write a personal statement?
Hello, I am going to be applying for colleges hopefully before December this year and I need help with my Personal statement. Note that this is a statement for my school counselor. She requires students to write a personal statement about him/herself without including any academic achievements so that she can write a good letter of recommendation.
Can anyone give me any ideas, how to start, what to talk about. Any opinion will help 😛

ANSWER
A personal statement usually includes the following. You need a good attention grabber. In general you want your essay to follow this order:

Paragraph 1-2 attention grabber. Think of an experience in your life that really showcases who you are. Be detailed. Discuss something significant in your life. It could be anything. Or discuss why you want to be in your profession or what story inspired you to study what you are studying.

Paragraph 3-4. Highlight your academics: GPA, classes. What skills you learned in class that will help in succeeding in college. Awards and honors that you have received. Sports or clubs that you are in.

Paragraph 5. Jobs that you have had that relate to your major? Any other things about yourself that you want to include

Paragraph 6: Conclusion. In this conclusion you may want to re-state your main qualifications. You can also include any of the following statements: My goal is…. I deserve this scholarship because….

I will edit it for you if you email it to me