The personal statement or statement of purpose is an essential aspect of the application process. Personal statements are necessary for a graduate or professional school application and provide insight about your abilities and experiences while also functioning as a sample of your writing skills.
You may want to consider writing a general statement of purpose as the first step in considering graduate school in which you clearly articulate your ideas and the career and educational goals you want to accomplish. Once you have drafted a general statement, you can tailor it to fit programs to which you are applying by talking about the reasons you chose the program and how it specifically fits your background and interests.
Here are several suggestions for writing your personal statement. Think of angles or viewpoints from which to demonstrate your character and potential. Your essay should be personal, accurate, forthright, and genuine.
The following resources can help you develop your personal statement: