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Personal Statement (academic achievements, personal interests, life experiences)


Lydia 6 / 13  
Dec 20, 2009   #1
A Personal Statement regarding how your academic achievements, personal interests, life experiences have helped prepare you to succeed academically and to be an active member of the UC community.

Please help me I don't know how to start this essay and I need ideas on how to write it.
nadine83 6 / 23  
Dec 20, 2009   #2
They're basically asking you what is unique about you that should make them want to accept you. I would look at a resume or something like that and go through all your past awards, clubs, sports teams, etc., as well as brainstorm unique experiences in your life.

Then talk about how they have made an postive impact on you that can help you succeed academically at the university. Also, look through a list of all the programs that the university has and which ones you would be interested in joining, therefore being an active member of the UC community.

I hope this helps! =)
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Dec 22, 2009   #3
Respond aptly by naming some of each:
academic achievements, personal interests, life experiences

Look online for samples of personal statements to get good ideas.

If you are someone who reads often and who cares about some academic disciplines, cares about making a difference in the world, it should be easy to write about your purpose. Start with a single, powerful sentence, and then write the rest of a paragraph about your mission in life.

Then, write some body paragraphs telling what you have done and learned so far.

:-)
OP Lydia 6 / 13  
Jan 11, 2010   #4
Thank you this helps.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Jan 18, 2010   #5
I hope so! You can get very good at this if you spend a lot of time reading about how to write a good pers. statement. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

:-)


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