Personal Statement Support
Everyone knows how critical the personal statement can be! While most components of the university application are straightforward, the admissions essay is, at first, viewed as one of the most daunting aspects of the process for the high school senior. Students often stress:
How do I go about writing an earth-shattering personal statement? What can I write about that will floor the admissions reviewers? What will tip the scales in my favour? The conventional wisdom is (to add to the stress), they even move a candidate from the ‘maybe’ pile to the ‘yes’ pile. Essays ARE critical; as they will accompany a student’s application and be used to evaluate him or her throughout the process. While the quantitative or ‘hard’ factors – GPA and standardized scores - speak for themselves, it is the essay – the qualitative or the ‘soft’ factors - that will help get across aspects of a student’s personality and give the admissions reviewers a chance to hear an applicant’s voice.