Proofread _ As with all of the application, it's crucial that you edit your personal statement. This little piece of writing reflects on you; don't let it scream "sloppy"! Write your statement and then proofread it for typos and grammar. The next day, read it again. Ask a good friend or teacher to read it too. Make your statement as near perfect as possible and it will serve your app well. A good personal statement could be the deciding factor for an applicant that is not clearly in or out. Take the time to make your writing work to your advantage and let your voice be heard in your application!
The PS should always end on a positive note, and the conclusion should summarize the body of the statement. It is important to reiterate the primary message of the personal statement and thank the audience for their consideration. This will leave the reader with positive images of the applicant as they put the personal statement down.