Sample Outline B: Sectional Narration or Exposition To minimize the difficulty of establishing transitions between paragraphs, as well as to emphasize key points such as academic background, personality, and future plans, this second approach can be employed. To make it creative, "section headings" with an underlying theme may be used. In the following, one's life is likened to traveling. "A Roadmap"_ A section detailing one's academic and professional background. "A Journey"_ A section detailing the steps one has taken in order to prepare for one's future. "A Destination"_ A section detailing the applicant's study and career goals for the future and his overall vision in relation to his previous achievements and undertakings.
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.