The personal statement is one of the most important requirements for college admissions. Along with your GPAs, SAT requirements, and recommendations, a high quality personal essay is one requirement you should never leave out. There are many ways for you to make your essay more compelling than others, such as looking into personal statement examples as guides. Nonetheless, you can also screw up your admissions essay by committing the above_mentioned mistakes. The important thing is to stick to the rules, while writing a lively, original, and creative personal essay.
So how do I know what universities want? Start by reading about the university, the course you want to study and the "entry profiles" as these will give you information about the type of student the university is looking for. Universities also want the truth so do not lie about your abilities and they want your writing so do not ask someone to write the personal statement for you. Some areas to cover include why you want to study this subject, what your future career plans are, what you do in your free time, what skills you have (academic and non_academic), what's interesting and/ or different about you.