I had planned on talking a little about academics in my PS but then I wanted to branch out and talk about experiences as well and then bring it back to future academic aspirations. Would anybody be willing to share their "academic" personal statement with me? I would just like to have an example. And as far as the DS...I'm extremely confused about that now. I had planned on writing about something that actually related to diversity, like maybe studying abroad? Or being a conversation partner with a student from the Middle East? Are they saying that we should write about our experiences like community service and that type of stuff for the DS?
IMO, a diverity statement should be about what makes YOU different. Typical examples include experiences related to being a certain race, poverty, severe medical problems, homsexuality, and do on. I don't think studying abroad nor being a partner with a student from the ME are good reasons to write a DS. This is just my opinion, so take with a grain of salt. I'm working on my academic one now, and when I'm done I can send it to you-- but I'm not promising it will be any good