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3 Important ‘do not’Guidelines For Personal Statement Writing

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Many academic institutes instruct students to attach a personal statement along with the admission applications. However, the personal statement writing process is quite a stressful one as through it the students must show that they deserve to be admitted in that academic institutes.

However, learning to write a personal statement is also a part of certain courses. So sometimes, students look for personal statement assignment help to assist them with the writing process.

 

On the other hand, if you learn how to write it, then you can write your own statement and help your friends too. Here are a few guidelines. Study help yourself to be an expert in writing an impressive statement.

A personal statement is a complicated piece of writing. Since it represents you to the admission committee, the writing should only focus on the things that make you stand out from the crowd.

The guidelines speak about what you should not mention in the writing as the “do not” norms are easy to remember and follow than the “what should you do” norms. Let us see what the list says.

 

Speak only about yourself

The purpose of a personal statement is to showcase your abilities and accomplishments. So, there is no need to mention the names of other people like you have helped you or your mentors etc. There also no need to mention anything about how your family has helped you to be what you are today. Write only about yourself.

 

Do not repeat any application information

There is no need to mention any information like the marks and grade point averages in the statement. It is already mentioned in your application. This ‘do not’ rule is also applicable to other information too which you have mentioned elsewhere in your application, for example, the awards that you have got etc. Save space to mention the best information.

 

It is not an autobiography

The personal statement is a place to showcase yourself; however, it is not an autobiography. So do not place the statement as ‘summary of my life’ and mention everything event by event. So, choose the best of all your experiences that are relevant and brings forward your accomplishments to the limelight.

There are three important ‘do not’s that you should be careful about. But keep in your mind that the statement must not reflect arrogance. It is enough to put-off the reviewers. Another small ‘do not’ tip is jokes and humor are strict no in the statements as it may backfire if the reviewer does not share the same humor that you have.