Reviewing your Graduate School personal statement _ Skip this stage and you are heading for rejection. Very few people write perfectly the first time and if you run out of time to do this stage, then you are leaving your application short.
One of the most important parts of a college application is the personal statement, a one_ to two_ paragraph description of anything relating to you and your application. Sometimes, personal statements are optional; other times, they take the place of essays. Regardless of whether they're required or not, you should always take advantage of the opportunity to construct a well thought_out description of why you'd make a great addition to the incoming class.