You are your own advocate when writing your personal statement. This statement should give the reader context as to who YOU are. Colleges commonly ask for a personal statement to learn about you, the individual. They want to know what has motivated you to pursue higher education and why you want to attend their school. Before you start writing your life story, think about the intention of your personal statement.

You are Your Own Advocate

Tips For Writing a Strong Personal Statement
  1. Determine the intention of your personal statement. What do you want to share about yourself and why?
  2. Write your statement early. Give yourself and others plenty of time to read, edit, and revise your statement before it’s due. Make sure that eyes, other than your own, review your letter AT LEAST once.
  3. Be clear and concise. Your statement should tell a clear story without getting off-topic. Ask someone you trust for feedback to make sure you’re answering the questions.
  4. Don’t be afraid to use your own voice when writing. Share your personality with your reader.