A while ago, I was asked to take a critical look at a personal statement, which spanned the student's life from age two to eighteen. The personal statement made gripping reading but was far too long and the student had not been selective enough in the abundance of material she choose from. The word count ran to 1귔 words _ far too long for a personal statement. The task of reducing your personal statement can be enthusiastically undertaken, but the problem is that you need to look at your original brainstormed ideas to organise your material for the selection process. The only criterion you need to apply at this stage is this incident of sufficient interest to the admission officer.
A solid body _ The body of the essay is where you include all pertinent information you wish to share with the admissions committee. This comprises the bulk of the essay and should therefore be written well with the necessary transitions provided to ensure its cohesion with the introduction and conclusion. Within each paragraph of the personal statement, include details of the most impressive or relevant achievements you have accumulated.