A. Follow a simple checklist _ Five of the most important factors to consider in the finalization of your essay include the following items. Once you have addressed all of them, your essay is almost ready _ Grammar _ Spelling _ Coherence _ Transition _ Word count
It is important to put yourself in the shoes of the Admissions Officer: why would your personal statement be unique, how are you different from the other candidates? Primarily you need to decide how you will divide your personal statement into digestible chucks. The most obvious way is to divide into paragraphs of 100 words. If you aim for between 500 and 600 words at most, it will help your admission officer when they have to read thousands of personal statements to find the perfect student.