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.
In order for there to be tension in your personal statement, it will help to describe a highly charged incident, part of a particularly difficult period in your life. Whatever it was, you will maintain your reader's interest for that much longer. The example below shows perfect tension and suspense build up _ "When the airmail letter arrived bearing an American stamp, I knew immediately, it was from my university with my degree results, and I tore it open as excitedly as if it were a birthday present. With trembling fingers, I took out the sheets of thin blue paper _ and my heart started to pound as I began to read."