Personal Statement Question, reusing and buffalo

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Personal Statement Question, reusing and buffalo

Postby sportsstar5 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:50 am

I have a question in reference to Buffalo's personal statement criteria explanation that I included below.

I've been planning on using a very-well written personal statement that I wrote for several schools. Their description seems to refer to abroad experiences, employment, or involvement. These are all things I included in my resume, and I thought we're supposed to not repeat resumes in personal statements, and rather include a unique take on who we are and/or who we have become up to this point. My essay focuses on an experience that made me into the dedicated person with a community service mindset that I am today. It is a personal statement, rather than a resume like UB's description seems to covey.

Is this ok? What did you do or what do you think? Thanks so much.

*Also, in general for personal statements, can I reuse my statement that describes me and who I am for every school? Did you reuse or rewrite? Many people I've spoken to reused one well-written essay? Thanks!


Your response should be at most two double-spaced pages in length.

The Admission Committee values good writers and in fact, considers the personal statement a key component in the application process. Please provide a supplementary statement with additional information or commentary that you believe will assist the Admission Committee in evaluating your application. Please refer to concrete examples drawn from your background including experience in other countries or cultures, employment, community activities, educational, and intellectual experiences you believe will be helpful to the committee.

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icecold3000
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Re: Personal Statement Question, reusing and buffalo

Postby icecold3000 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:20 am

Does your personal statement "refer to concrete examples drawn from your background?"
I am guessing it does, so it will probably be all right.

It is okay to use the same PS for different schools, as long as you follow the application directions.

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Re: Personal Statement Question, reusing and buffalo

Postby sportsstar5 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:08 pm

Doesn't the Buffalo personal statement prompt refer to resume activities? I'm trying to avoid repeating my resume as I read and have been told to avoid. Is it ok if I use my main personal statement and indirectly answer the question by addressing how an experience has made me into who I am and what I do? Thanks so much for your help.

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Re: Personal Statement Question, reusing and buffalo

Postby icecold3000 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:30 pm

yes

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Re: Personal Statement Question, reusing and buffalo

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:22 pm

This is your THIRD thread asking the exact same thing. Are you convinced yet?




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