Your Final Draft
Test yourself to determine you are on the right track. When complete with your draft, show it to friends, family members or a Career Center staff member and ask: "If you never met me before, would you know me better after reading my personal statement? Does it give you a sense of who I really am?"
Before completing your final draft enlist others to proofread for grammar, syntax, punctuation, word usage and style. Who should give you feedback? Your faculty advisor, a career counselor or a writing center representative would be good choices. Be sure to use a highly readable font with conventional spacing and margins.
Now go and write a great personal statement and get into the graduate school of your choice!
Compiled from Perfect Personal Statements, Mark Alan Stewart, 2002, Thomson Peterson's, Lawrenceville, NJ. (Available for your use in the Career Center library in the graduate school section.)