Blog #7: College Essay Help

What the Personal Statement Can and Can’t Do

What an effective personal statement does
Shows your writing style and English language use.
Demonstrates your analytical thinking.
Gives a personal, human element to the app.
Explains an issue: a change in school, improved grades.

What the personal statement doesn’t do
Can’t make up for poor grades, low GPA.
Isn’t a substitute for high SAT or ACT scores.
Not a résumé.

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