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THE TOP 10 DO’S AND DON’TS FOR WRITING PERSONAL STATEMENTS 撰写个人陈述时的“十要”和“十不要”

TOP 10 RULES TO WRITE BY

  1. DO strive for depth rather than breadth: narrow your focus to one or two themes, ideas, or experiences.
  2. DO tell the reader what no other applicant will honestly be able to say.
  3. DO provide the reader with insight into what drives you – i.e., what make you “tick.”
  4. DO be yourself rather than pretending to be the “ideal” applicant.
  5. DO get creative and imaginative, particularly in your opening remarks.
  6. DO address the particular school’s unique features that attract you.
  7. DO focus on the affirmative in the personal statement itself; consider an addendum to explain deficiencies or blemishes.
  8. DO evaluate your experiences rather than merely recounting them.
  9. DO enlist others to proofread your essay for grammar, syntax, punctuation, word usage, and style.
  10. DO use a highly readable typeface with conventional spacing and margins (on paper-based applications). Read the rest of this entry
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