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Crafting Your Best Personal Statement Essay

❶Imagine two students, Jane and Tim: I had never broken into a car before.

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Examples of Awesome Personal Statements Article Type: Tasty Bits Write your own awesome personal statement with our COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY LAB, which will guide you through the process, providing tips and even more examples along the way.

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The personal statement essay is your chance to state your achievements and qualifications in a manner that will be compelling to admissions committees. Most of the other components of your application are numbers (test scores, GPA, etc.) or out of your control (letters of recommendation).

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In addition to standardized test scores and transcripts, a personal statement or essay is a required part of many college applications. The personal statement can be one of the most stressful parts of the application process because it's the most open ended. But there’s an upside: The personal statement is the one place on a college application where students can be creative. It’s also something over which they have total control, unlike, say, their GPA or SAT score. And a memorable personal statement can give students with less-than-spectacular stats an edge over the competition.

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As your personal statement is one you will presumably be using for the majority of your college applications (if your colleges use CollgeApp), there is no excuse for sending off an essay that is not completely free of mechanical and grammatical errors. The personal statement might just be the hardest part of your college application. Mostly this is because it has the least guidance and is the most open-ended. One way to understand what colleges are looking for when they ask you to write an essay is to check out the essays of students who already got in—college essays that actually worked.