Reviewing your Graduate School personal statement _ Skip this stage and you are heading for rejection. Very few people write perfectly the first time and if you run out of time to do this stage, then you are leaving your application short.
When you are trying to get into a university, a grad school, or even a specialty school, more times than not a personal statement is required. The first thing that you need to do before you begin to write your personal statement is to write down all of your thoughts. After that is done you can begin to edit your work. You may want to believe that your first thoughts are gold, but in order to write a successful personal statement you must edit it often.