Check for logical flow and paragraph transition which make the statement strong and easily read. _ Read the personal statement over _ if you need to read any of the sentences twice, and then re_structure them. Have I left myself too short on an important area and too long in another? Cut and chop away until you know that this statement is strong, logical and captures the attention of the reader. If you step over a platitude or cliché _ remove and find another way. At the same time _ give yourself a limit of how many reviews you will do, otherwise you will keep chopping and changing losing the essence of what you are writing. _ Lastly, peer review _ a person or people you can trust to be brutally honest and who knows you well. Preferably someone who also understands that this personal statement is for admission to graduate school. Get several people to give you a boredom rating along with a rating of whether or not you have truly reflected who you are.
A personal statement can make or break you application, so taking the time to carefully write and edit your information is crucial. Follow these tips to create a stellar statement that will clarify and strengthen your application, not make it less appealing. Use your statement to address any unattractive parts of your application _ Most of your college application will entail listing your accomplishments; you won't have much room to describe details of each activity. If you have to leave part of you app blank__sports involvement, for example__your application can seem less impressive. In a situation like this, you could use the personal statement component to talk about why you never got involved with athletics. A good reason for your lack of participation will help you compete with other applicants.