How to Write a Compelling Personal Statement

What does it take to stand out in the college admissions process? A strong story. In the hyper-competitive applicant pool, a memorable narrative can set you apart and make all of the difference.

Your personal statement is an essential part of sharing your story. This is the one chance you have to speak clearly and convincingly in your own voice. Watch our webinar and learn how to take advantage of this opportunity!

During this presentation, we will cover:

  • How to strategically select a personal statement prompt
  • 3 major considerations for choosing your essay theme
  • Typical topics you should avoid
  • Content and grammar mistakes that could jeopardize your chances
  • The best structure for a stellar essay
  • Brainstorming strategies to help you get the ball rolling
  • Editing techniques to perfect your essay

Watch Nikola Champlin, a Writing Expert from Yale and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, to learn everything you need to know about the personal statement!

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