It is often said that personal statements are often autobiographical. This may well be true, because a wise maxim is "write about what you know." And, if there is one thing we all know more about than anything else it is our own lives. Often students only write about the reasons why they wish to embark on a particular university course and many personal statements lack emotion, suspense, and tension. However, in a work of fact, emotion, is a key ingredient in successful personal statements. And, while students life's may differ considerably from one other, we will each have known the full gamut of emotions. It is important when writing your personal statement that you convey a sense of place to your reader and the way to do that is with the five senses sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It is all too easy to forget that scenes, which are indelibly etched on your own mind, will not be equally clear in the reader's unless you make them so by your writing.
Having known about the importance of personal statement, the next question emerging in our mind is that how to write it? Take a blank piece of paper and brainstorm a list of your skills, work experience, personal interests and qualities which are relevant to your application. Jot down these issues before you carve sentences and paragraphs. Be personal and concrete. Tell issues which makes your application unique from others. Be enthusiastic and show what you have actually done, and why you found them interesting. It may be very difficult for the academic officers to select you if your personal statement is not up to scratch, particularly when there are thousands of other candidates to choose from. You can qualify for the desired university only by writing a perfect personal statement; otherwise you may miss a chance, though you are academically sound.