One of the most important parts of a college application is the personal statement, a one_ to two_ paragraph description of anything relating to you and your application. Sometimes, personal statements are optional; other times, they take the place of essays. Regardless of whether they're required or not, you should always take advantage of the opportunity to construct a well thought_out description of why you'd make a great addition to the incoming class.
Long before you have reached the point of revision, however, it is important that you personal statement is intended as a selling tool for you to gain entry to your chosen university. If you wish to interest the reader it is important that you are your own critic. You will need to prune and polish, check grammar and spelling, take another look at your style: in fact, you may need to re_write your first few sentences to ensure your personal statement is powerful and will capture your readers attention instantly. A great way to help with this is to read sample personal statements these samples will give you a clear idea of how you may improve your opening.