A personal statement sometimes called a ‘personal essay’,’ ’ or ‘statement of purpose’.
It is a short reflective essay describing that why you are the perfect one for the programme you are applying for.
While applying for a scholarship, internship or exchange programme, etc., keep one thing in mind that you are not the only one who is applying for it.
There will be so many other students with same grades as yours, so the only thing that can differentiate you from other candidates is your personal statement.
It is the written description of your achievements, interests etc. in a different way describing what your priorities are, about that specific program which makes you different from others.
HOW TO WRITE A PERSONAL STATEMENT?
A well written personal statement is of 50-200 words which include a brief overview of who you are? What personal qualities you can offer? and what are your career goals?
You should include reference to your skills ensuring that you are the best pick for the position.
Clearly mention the outlines of all the experiences you have.
Analyze all the questions asked in the application and research for the program for which you are applying.
Take a personal inventory:
- What makes you unique from others?
- What attracts you to the chosen career?
- What research you have conducted?
- Do you have some specific career plans?
- What are the most important things the reader should know about you?
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TIPS FOR WRITING A PERSONAL STATEMENT?
- Take your time … a superb statement will not be ready in a couple of hours or days; it can take a month or more to give a final shape to your statement.
- Find the perfect words and expressions; for example, you can use accomplished rather than “do” and presume in place of “think.”
- Brainstorming about the topic.
- Concentrate on your strength … how great the thing can be.
- Search for the perfect opening sentence.
- Make it your own work, voice and idea … do not copy from others or internet.
- Be honest and confident … no need to create the false image.
- Keep in mind the length of your statement that should be of 50-200 words.
- Explain why they should accept you.
- Get someone to proofread your statement.
- Revise your statement.
- Practice it again and again.
Written By Zunash Huma