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by Pickles312
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Alright, is this a decent start for a personal statement? [Update]
Replies: 2
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Alright, is this a decent start for a personal statement? [Update]

I ended up writing drafts of each of the two personal statement topics I posted on here a couple of weeks ago. After review, the divorce one, while perhaps more interesting, felt a little too much like complaining and a little too distant and irrelevant. So I I've started to prioritize the second on...
by Pickles312
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Could either of these be decent personal statement topics? Or are they just generic sob stories?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Could either of these be decent personal statement topics? Or are they just generic sob stories?

Why not combine both? Start with the first story and tie it into the second. I know you have only 2 pages, but I there are enough narrative similarities that I think it could work. Something like —> when I was 9/10 I found my voice through this experience and it shaped my values —> then those value...
by Pickles312
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Personal Statements
Topic: Could either of these be decent personal statement topics? Or are they just generic sob stories?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Could either of these be decent personal statement topics? Or are they just generic sob stories?

i think you sketched out the bones of two pretty great PS's, and also you shouldn't diminish your life experiences because they're vanilla (mostly because they aren't). i think the second one makes for a better PS for the reason you mentioned: hard to tie in a life lesson learned when you were 9 ye...