6. REVISE, REVISE, REVISE. Have another person (several persons) critique your work. Use fellow students, trusted professors, your parents or significant other _ anyone who will read your statement closely and give you constructive advice. You, yourself, should read your statement out loud; the ear will hear errors (sentence fragments, grammatical missteps) the eye misses. Be aware of unconscious mistakes, like starting every sentence with the work "I", using cliches (example: saying you want to be a doctor to "help people"), or over_stating or exaggerating accomplishments or emotions. Once satisfied, put the statement down, do not over_write it and drain it of all intensity and enthusiasm. Lastly, think on this. Your personal statement is your opportunity to tell your "story" and a window into your humanity _ ultimately, that is what makes it engaging and memorable to the schools you are applying to.
Of all the writing, one ever knows 'Personal Statement' turns out to be an unusual or special kind of writing. This is required in many colleges or universities and is considered as important part of the application. It provides an opportunity for the students to express themselves freely and give them a chance to bring out their personality through the writing. This is the statement where one is able to present themselves to the university and also convince the academic officers of the university regarding their ability.