SSU Personal Statement for Graduate School Admission Essay I am required to write a personal statement for Graduate School I have attached my personal statement that I already started writing, but it terrible and does not meet the requirements. These are the requirements:
Admissions committees deal with countless stacks of applications, faceless GRE scores, and GPAs. How do they differentiate among applicants with similar scores and academic backgrounds? The personal statement. Your personal statement reveals a great deal about your ability to
stick to the task at hand
sell yourself and explain why you’re a good match for the program
Essentially, the essay is your opportunity to talk directly with the admissions committee, to call attention to important parts of your application that might otherwise be overlooked, and to explain any discrepancies or potentially negative aspects of your application. It’s your chance to help the admissions committee see you as a person instead of a grade point average and a clump of standardized test scores.
Speak up for yourself and be yourself
Be creative and informative
Explain why you want to attend graduate school and why each program is a perfect match to your skills.
Who will be reading your statement?
Faculty read for writing ability, motivation, maturity, passion for the field
Admissions Committees read to determine qualities and attitudes needed for success and to eliminate candidates who do not fit the program
Weave in relevant skills, background and accomplishments
Relate to why the specific program attracts and motivates you
Avoid focus on tragic or special event that led to your decision
Describe how this program will benefit you and how you will benefit the program
I will attach additional information about myself to help.