Unite your essay and give it direction with a theme or thesis.
The thesis is the main point you want to communicate.
Before you begin writing, choose what you want to discuss
and the order in which you want to discuss it.
Use concrete examples from your life experience to support your
and distinguish yourself from other applicants.
Write about what interests you, excites you.
That's what the admissions staff wants to read.
Start your essay with an attention-grabbing lead --
an anecdote, quote, question, or engaging description of a scene.
End your essay with a conclusion that refers back to the lead
and restates your thesis.
Revise your essay at least three times.
In addition to your editing, ask someone else to critique
your personal statement for you.
Proofread your personal statement by reading it out loud or reading
into a tape recorder and playing back the tape.
Write clearly, succinctly.