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Advisor Corner: Crafting Your Personal Statement

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Kate Fukawa-Connelly, Director of Health Professions Advising, Princeton University

The personal statement is an unfamiliar genre for most students—you’ve practiced writing lab reports, analytical essays, maybe even creative fiction or poetry, but the personal statement is something between a reflective, analytical narrative, and an argumentative essay. You want to reveal something about yourself and your thoughts around your future in medicine while also making an argument that provides evidence supporting your readiness for your career. Well ahead of when you’re writing your personal statement, consider taking classes that require you to create and support arguments through writing, or those that ask you to reflect on your personal experiences to help you sharpen these skills.

As you draft your essay, you may want to include anecdotes from your experiences. It’s easiest to recall these anecdotes as they happen so it can be helpful to keep a journal where you can jot

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Defining the Personal Statement | Writing Personal Statements Online

Because a personal statement is unlike other documents you write in college, many students struggle with understanding the fundamentals of its definition. First off, don’t let the term itself confuse you—some application materials will use other terms such as “personal essay,” “reflective essay,” “statement of purpose,” or “narrative.” Regardless of the term used, such essays are defined by their comment elements, as detailed below.

One of the best extended definitions of the personal statement I’ve seen appears on a website from the Fellowships Office at Bryn Mawr (see the article “Advice from Fellowship Foundations”). Below I offer a condensed version adapted from that website.

A personal statement is:

  • A picture. Provide a snapshot of who you are as a person.
  • An invitation. Your job is to “bridge the assumed distance of strangers.” Invite your reader to get to know you.
  • An indication of your priorities and judgment.
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Joint Statement by Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm and Capital Budget Subcommittee Chair Vanessa Gibson on FY 2021 Executive Budget

New York, NY – Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Council Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm, Capital Budget Subcommittee Chair Vanessa Gibson and the City Council issued today the following statement on the Fiscal Year 21 Executive Budget.

“These are unprecedented times, and we begin budget negotiations facing challenges we have never faced before. We know that in these difficult times we will be forced to make tough decisions. Our guiding principal will be to ensure that the most vulnerable New Yorkers are protected and that we keep providing critical social services. We will use our upcoming budget process, which will be done remotely for the first time in Council history, to determine the best ways to deal with the extreme economic challenges we are facing as a City.

“The Council is proud that for the past two years, one of our top priorities was to increase city budget reserves. This was

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How to write a Ucas personal statement

What is a personal statement?

A Ucas personal statement is a short reflective essay you write about why you’re the perfect candidate for the university course/s you’re applying to. 

It’s a key part of your Ucas application, alongside your predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent) etc. It’s read by admissions tutors at the universities you apply to, who’ll decide whether to offer you a place or not.

Your personal statement should demonstrate how and why you’re a fitting candidate for their course – and the institution as a whole – through:

  • your passion for the subject or field, including specific areas or topics you’re interested in;
  • how you’ve made an effort to engage with your subject already;
  • what you’ve learned or how it’s developed your understanding of your area so far;
  •  what you want to do in the future.

Most importantly, you need to link this back to the

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Ten places to get personal statement pointers | Undergraduate

If a bit of personal statement inspiration is what you need, then look no further – here are the ten best places to pick up more than a pointer or two!
  1. The UCAS website
    Start your planning here. There are tips on how to get started and what to include. It also covers the technical aspects you need to bear in mind, such as the character count.
  2. Personal statement timeline
    Check out our personal statement timeline. It’s packed with advice on how to spread out the planning and writing stages so you’re not cramming at the last minute.
  3. Our blog
    A few years ago we asked uni admissions tutors to tell us what they’re looking for in the personal statement and the advice they shared has been so well received that it’s still our most popular blog post to date! Have a read of it here.
  4. Teachers and tutors
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Writing the Personal Statement | Berkeley Graduate Division

Helpful tips and advice for drafting a compelling personal statement when applying for graduate admission

What does this statement need to accomplish?

The personal statement should give concrete evidence of your promise as a member of the academic community, giving the committee an image of you as a person.

This is also where you represent your potential to bring to your academic career a critical perspective rooted in a non-traditional educational background, or your understanding of the experiences of groups historically under-represented in higher education and your commitment to increase participation by a diverse population in higher education.

What kinds of content belongs here?

Anything that can give reviewers a sense of you as a person belongs here; you can repeat information about your experiences in your research statement, but any experiences that show your promise, initiative, and ability to persevere despite obstacles belongs here. This is also a good

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Personal Statement | Office of Career Services

Getting Started

What everyone writes for the AMCAS application 

  1. Personal statement (5300 characters, spaces count)
  2. Activities descriptions (700 characters, up to 15 allowed)
  3. Three descriptions of most meaningful activities (an additional 1325 characters for each activity)

What some people write on the AMCAS application 

  1. Institutional action explanation (1325 characters)
  2. Disadvantaged status explanation (1325 characters)
  3. MD/PhD essay—Why MD/PhD? (3000 characters)
  4. MD/PhD essay—Significant Research (10,000 characters)
  5. TMDSAS applicants—Personal Statement (5000 characters), Personal Characteristics essay (2500 characters) and Optional essay (2500 characters)

What you write beyond AMCAS–Secondary applications 

WHAT EVERYONE WRITES FOR THE AMCAS APPLICATION 

1. Personal statement – The prompt for this is “Use the space provided to explain why you want to go to medical school.” Keep in mind that for the average applicant who might apply to 26 schools, this essay will likely be read by somewhere between 52 and 260 people.

First, good editing is good writing. Be prepared

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2000+ Personal Statement Examples | By Subject

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Learn about all kinds of animals,

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