Let us move on to the contents of the personal statements. As such, there is no one proper way to inscribe personal statements. However, generally, the academic officers who read your essay will be interested to look into two important aspects emerging from the statement. One being how you are presenting the evidence of your achievements that is not reflected anywhere else in your application; the other being the description of how and why the episodes of your life have shaped your attitude, focus, and, of all your intellectual verve.
5. Suggest that the program can right a wrong by admitting you _ Remember that the committee members are busy professionals who are taking only a couple minutes to skim your statement. On the one hand, asserting that you will make a unique contribution to your program and bring a new perspective by adding to the diversity of their student body is a smart move and shows you as a positive, professional team player. On the other hand, asking for admission on the grounds that it will correct a previous injustice runs the risk of making you appear unqualified and/or confrontationalǒ. Be sarcastic _ This one doesn't need much explanation. Your ironic commentaries and sarcastic quips make your Facebook friends laugh, because they know you. The admissions committee does not. They can easily misinterpret sarcastic comments, or decide you're flippant, cynical, pessimistic, or a know_it_all.