5 _ Get help writing your personal statement _ No this doesn't mean get someone to write it for you! But getting help writing your statement can be very useful. Others can point out spelling mistakes you may not have seen, or point out how skills you have could be relevant. The very minimum you should do is get a friend / parent / tutor to look over it before you send it off. It could be the difference between acceptance and rejection.
Reviewing your Graduate School personal statement _ Skip this stage and you are heading for rejection. Very few people write perfectly the first time and if you run out of time to do this stage, then you are leaving your application short.