Perfecting_Your_Personal_Statement

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Unformatted text preview: Perfecting Your Personal Statement The What and the Why of Grant Aid and Scholarships What is the difference between merit based and need based scholarships? Why should you apply for grant aid and scholarships? What to Include A focused anecdote (story) that relates to the main point of your personal statementExample: Describe what/who motivates you. A strong connection between your anecdote and the focus of your personal statementExample: Relate your anecdote to your academic goals Self-confidence without overconfidence A distinct structure include a beginning, middle, and end Academic objectivesRemember to say why they are your goals Career goals What To Avoid Telling every important story in your life Baring your soul on paper Telling an anecdote that doesnt relate to the rest of your personal statement Writing more than 2 pages Arrogance Clichs Exaggeration Too much biographical informationAvoid sentences like Hi, my name is and I was born in Using the same statement for all applications IntroductionPast inspiration for your CARRER/ACCADEMIC GOALS...
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