There are schools that require an applicant to submit a Statement of Purpose instead of a PS, the thrust of which is to present an applicant's goals in terms of what major to pursue, what research direction to take, and other specific study and career plans, if any. Therefore, in this case, you are required to submit a similar essay but with greater emphasis on your specific study and career plans. Most applicants are confused with the difference between a PS and a Statement of Purpose. This is not to say, however, that a PS cannot be a Statement of Purpose and vice versa, because as you will discover in the next section, these two can actually overlap depending on the outline you have created.
The PS should always end on a positive note, and the conclusion should summarize the body of the statement. It is important to reiterate the primary message of the personal statement and thank the audience for their consideration. This will leave the reader with positive images of the applicant as they put the personal statement down.