The conclusion _ Afterwards, go over your draft and try to summarize your points. Do not suddenly introduce any new information in this section; read through the body of your paragraph again and base your concluding paragraph from it. You need to reiterate all the points you made in the body and briefly relate them to your theme to show how they are all connected. More importantly, the conclusion should reiterate your main theme and tie up to the introduction to neatly sum up your essay.
10. Use poor spelling or poor grammar _ This one should be pretty obvious. Academics on admissions committees are generally high achievers with high standards who won't disregard even simple typos. If your personal statement is not technically perfect, it can make you seem sloppy, lazy, or inattentive, which are not qualities anyone wants in a future colleague. Remember that the people skimming your essay are seeking a reason to reject your application and make the pile of possible admits smaller. Always get someone with strong writing skills to review your essay.