4 Classes to Recollect Before Writing a College Personal Statement
So, you’re gonna leave high school to put boring classes just aside and concentrate on what is closer to your future profession… or maybe you just wanna leave the damn high school. But wait! Seems like you’ve forgotten something.
The classes you’ve taken should actually have taught several things that are crucial to your application. Let’s have a look at them before you say the long-deserved goodbye to school. The first is…
Before you even start researching the college info or recollecting your greatest accomplishments, remember what has always been important to you. If it’s a basketball game rather than calculus, let it be. If it’s a nice day you skipped classes, remember that sun shining brightly and that beautiful girl across the street and… now, do you believe what you’re telling yourself? Can you recollect the details? That’s the main thing in writing: colorful details (not your skipping experience, of course). Try to keep the same sincere mood and style along the way of writing.
Well, it’s obvious that you don’t need grammar for winning that girl’s/boy’s heart, but it’s definitely the must to have a chance with an admission officer. It’s always better to proofread what you’ve written several times. If you feel that you’re tired or bored and your attention fades, use a spell-checker. Your style wins you a life – college life. So, avoiding commonplace phrases, unnecessary repetition, and ‘empty’ adjectives is worth your care.
Literature and Composition
In a good personal statement, you should demonstrate your critical reading skills. The quote that you probably have in your essay prompt isn’t meant to be ingenious by default. Neither is any other phrase or book. Remember yourself sneering at another pathetic ode when the teacher doesn’t see you? Time to use this and be critical.
Of course, reading is not always boring and bad. There absolutely must be some books that you liked. Hover over your favorite book once again and think about the passages that you liked. This could give you the inspiration to start writing. But be careful to keep your voice, as Shakespeare’s style won’t fit your narrative about summer vacations.
Yes! Don’t forget to count the words. Some colleges are strict about that. Read the requirements attentively and follow them.
Now, that’s it! School is over, and it’s time to move forward.