B. Consult the opinions of your advisor/mentor/colleagues _ Allow someone to read through your essay. Ask for their opinions and keep these in mind. Do not forget that you can still revise your essay even up to your targeted day of submission.
The body of your personal statement is going to be hard work _ you need to use around 50% of your word limit to give the admission representatives concrete evidence of why you stand out from the crowd in this application process. The body is also where you will be answering questions and giving examples of experience and affects of experience. Answers and evidence need to keep reflecting who YOU really are. If you're struggling to keep under the word limit, allocate each question a word limit as well.