If you miss any of the above, your application will already be short_changed. Word limits are fixed and if you can imagine yourself with the job of reading thousands of applications, you can understand why. Not answering any of the questions will give your application a one way ticket to the rejection pile. This will also help with the next step planning. _ Planning your Personal Statement _ Planning not only gives you an outline to work to, it also helps avoided the dreaded writers block. Chances are you have already had to plan and write many essays to get to this point, don't be complacent and skip this step as it may lead to omitting either required or useful information. Planning can also ensure that you don't give yourself room to babble or write a novel instead of a 500 word essay.
As much as writing a statement is of crucial importance when applying to an academic institution, some students find themselves at a loss on how to write their admissions essay. One of the best means to get help is to look for sample statements. These sample essays allow you to get an idea how you will want your admissions essay to come out, so you can maximize your chances of getting admitted.