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Personal statement mistakes


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To avoid the mistakes, when you sit in a place to write your personal statement yourself. You need to anxiety that your personal statement will be the best because a quality statement give you the much assurance where you have a chance to get an opportunity to place yourself as a well participated with great experience. To learn more, please visit here

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Personal statement mistakes

  2. 2. • If you’re applying to school with a scholarship or trying to get a job, getting a good personal statement feedback can be your key to success. • The personal statement is so important because it is the part point of you application where you have an opportunity to promote who you are and what you can do. • Here are common mistakes that should be avoided in writing your personal statement.
  3. 3. 1. INCORRECT SPELLING AND BAD GRAMMAR These together with poor punctuation on your personal statement are embarrassing. You should proofread your work before printing it out or submitting it. If you’re applying in a competitive course, these grammar and spelling crimes can result in poor personal statement feedback. Avoid getting rejected and make sure your work is flawless and with no mistakes.
  4. 4. 2. LONG SENTENCES If you want a good personal statement feedback, it should short, concise, and straightforward. You don’t want to bore your readers with a very long script of who you are, detailing your childhood, and putting in quotes from different philosophers. Make your point clear and keep your text short. If some of your sentences are several lines long try to break them up with more full stops.
  5. 5. 3. QUOTATIONS Your opinion matters more than Martin Luther King, Aristotle, or Napoleon’s. Keep the focus on yourself avoiding too much mention of others - even if they serve as an inspiration to you. Evaluators want to learn about you and what you can do. Don’t put in quotes everywhere unless you deem it necessary and you’re making a critical point. Aim for a decent personal statement feedback and don’t waste your word count on quotes.
  6. 6. 4. OVER-USED CLICHÉS Don’t be fooled and approach your explanations by using many clichés, for instance by relating successes through metaphors like 'winning the big game,’ or others such as from a young age', 'I’ve always been fascinated by', 'I have a thirst for knowledge', 'the world we live in today.’ It’s really helpful to check my personal statement and screen clichés that fill up your pages and that don’t really mean a lot.
  7. 7. 5. TRYING TO BE FUNNY Humour, informality or quirkiness can be an effective communication tool if you’re in the right setting and the appropriate context. However it’s a big risk to take so be extra cautious especially by not knowing who your audience is. An evaluator is likely to give a poor personal statement feedback if he or she doesn’t have your sense of humor. Attempts at humor can fall flat or even offend.
  8. 8. 6. IRRELEVANT PERSONAL FACTS I usually find time to check my personal statement because I might get carried away and reveal far too many details about my life – facts that are mostly irrelevant. If it does not help my application then I should scrap it.
  9. 9. 7. NEGATIVITY Negative people are unappealing especially if they’re students who keep complaining about past educational experiences or hardships. Don’t talk about why you haven’t done something, or why you dropped or failed a course. Evaluators are more likely to respond with a nice personal statement feedback if personal statements are positive and full of promise.
  10. 10. 8. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY Talking about 'when I was young...‘ can be tempting. However, a personal statement is not designed to give a very detailed synopsis of your life. Instead of telling them what I learned when I was six years old, I check my personal statement and write down recent inspirations and achievements. So I focus only on those aspects of my experience that are directly relevant to the position I’m seeking.