An excellent introduction _ The first goal of any PS is to generate a compelling lead and engage the readers. Start with a powerful selling point to catch the reader's (usually an admission officer) eye. Given the high volume of application submissions, admission officers generally give each personal statement a quick scan before separating the outstanding submissions for a more thorough reading. Therefore, it is extremely important for the personal statement, specifically the lead, to be compelling and unique. This means that your words need to be short and punchy. The members of an admissions committee pore over thousands of submissions on a daily basis. From these, only a handful will catch their attention from the outset. They do not have the time to go over each of these essays, thus an essay's introduction should be arresting enough to make the readers want to continue reading on. An excellent introduction is therefore crucial if you wish your essay to stand out from the rest. In the next section, we will present ways to achieve an excellent introduction and some samples to demonstrate these.
But you've got to sound: Like you care a lot, and like you're completely devoted to it. An example: "I am completely devoted to medicine for the rest of my life. It's everything for me because it's the only thing that's going to allow me to express who I am personally and professionally." High_impact language has this very strong absolute, emotionally rich, concrete side to it where as a reader I am completely engrossed, engaged, enmeshed. I buy it. I believe you. Some of the best places to look for this kind of writing is where there is someone who is making a very impassioned speech. One of the best places that I know is in the most powerful, compelling, moving speeches of our time. Like Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream," or speeches by Gandhi, or speeches by John F. Kennedy, or speeches by Barack Obama. Speeches that really elevate you and make you feel that there's hope for you, hope for us and that there's something bigger to strive for.