Personal statement in story form?

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mermaidprincess92
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Personal statement in story form?

Postby mermaidprincess92 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:51 pm

I noticed a lot of the personal statements are written more like a story than an informative essay, which approach is best to take?

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Re: Personal statement in story form?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:06 pm

It's a PERSONAL statement, not an informative essay. That should be a clue.

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Re: Personal statement in story form?

Postby blsingindisguise » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:13 pm

Whichever format serves you best. Not everyone has a flair for story-style writing, and I hate essays riddled with flowery cliches.

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Re: Personal statement in story form?

Postby blsingindisguise » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:15 pm

However, I think "show don't tell" is a good axiom. Or "verbs not adjectives." Telling the adcom you're "motivated" or "organized" or saying you "have a passion for justice" is pretty much worthless without concrete examples.




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