Personal statement examples can serve as a useful and excellent guide for applicants who want to write a winning admissions essay. As much as these samples are highly useful, not all of them can actually help you create a lively and compelling essay. It is important for you to be able to determine which personal statement samples are actually not worth your time. Here are some of the common features of a bad example statement: _ Incorrect grammar _ One of the common features of poor personal statement examples is incorrect grammar. In writing a statement, good grammar is very important. It will be impossible for you to highlight your skills and experiences through lousy writing. Therefore, a good sample should have clear and concise writing and correct grammar. If you are reading a sample personal statement with poor grammar, it's better for you to start looking for other samples online. There is simply no point in using a sample as a guide when it contains some grammar loopholes or if it has some coherence problems.
If you miss any of the above, your application will already be short_changed. Word limits are fixed and if you can imagine yourself with the job of reading thousands of applications, you can understand why. Not answering any of the questions will give your application a one way ticket to the rejection pile. This will also help with the next step planning. _ Planning your Personal Statement _ Planning not only gives you an outline to work to, it also helps avoided the dreaded writers block. Chances are you have already had to plan and write many essays to get to this point, don't be complacent and skip this step as it may lead to omitting either required or useful information. Planning can also ensure that you don't give yourself room to babble or write a novel instead of a 500 word essay.