Tips on Writing a Personal Statement
There are many resources on the Internet to assist you in writing a personal statement for graduate school. No one resource is helpful to everyone and you are encouraged to read several as you start the writing process.
Following are some resources published on the web.
- Peterson’s Graduate Planner: Your Personal Statement
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Writing the Personal Statement
- GradSchools.com: Writing your Graduate School Statement
- About.com: Graduate School: Beat Writer’s Block to Complete your Graduate Admissions Essay
While the above articles can provide insight into writing personal statements, there is no substitute for speaking with people at Albion College. The faculty in your area of study has been through this process and can assist you with questions. In addition, the Office of Career Development is available to you for individual assistance as you start the process.