B. Questions a PS should answer _ What positive characteristics do you possess (e.g., honest, compassionate, loyal)? _ What skills do you have (e.g., analytical, communication, organizational)? _ How have you changed or grown over the years? What challenges have you faced and overcome, and how have they made you more mature? _ What makes you unique? What sets you apart from other applicants? _ Why should the admissions committee consider you? _ How have past experiences impacted your life? Can you relate these experiences to your goals? _ What are your study and career goals?
Finally, a PS is a formal essay, and appropriate language should therefore be employed. Care should be exercised in avoiding a range of errors that usually plague first_time writers. We have included a list of these errors in the latter part of the booklet. Additionally, a good PS should range between 600 words, unless otherwise specified. There is strictly no limit in terms of paragraph count, but a good rule of thumb is to have between six to eight paragraphs.