7. Say something potentially offensiv _ Again, not much explanation needed on this one. You do not know anything about the people who are reading your personal statement. Assume they are very sensitive on all issues and write accordingly. Do not assume they agree with any of your political, social, or religious views.
This is a chronological presentation of basic information on the applicant. Depending on one's preference, the amount of information on one's past and future can be adjusted. _ Introduction (a quote, an interesting story, an anecdote, etc.) _ Personal/Family Background _ Academic and non_academic/co_curricular achievements while in school (Research works undertaken, trainings attended, etc.) _ Interest in the field _ Reason/s for choosing the school _ Plans for the future _ Conclusion