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.
The person you choose to look over your statement should be checking everything. Along with grammar and spelling errors they should check the tone of the paper, the flow of the paper, and the overall style of the paper. So, it makes sense that the person you choose to look over your admission essay should be well tuned in writing. Additionally, they should also be able to let you know if there is anything they feel you should omit or add. Once you have made the changes they recommend, then you should have them re_read your personal statement to ensure quality. If you want to be ultra_safe, then have yet another set of fresh eyeballs look over your revised personal statement.