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If there’s one thing I’ve learned after more than 20 years in the admissions business, it’s that the personal statement is one of the biggest challenges for applicants.
The essay prompt, which usually is along the lines of , “Tell me about yourself and tell us why you should be accepted to this school,” is so vague and open-ended that it’s almost impossible to be confident that your essay is what the school is looking for.
I’ve also noticed that applicants like you have great stories to tell, but you’re not always sure how to tell them. That’s why I wrote these templates: To give an easy-to-follow persuasive writing system that makes it easy for you to plug your stories into proven essay models.
Get started by reading the “Instructions” document below, then dig into the templates!
The Personal Statement Templates
- Instructions (PDF)
- Personal Statement Templates – Set 1 (PDF)
- Personal Statement Templates – Set 2 (PDF)
More Personal Statement Help: Sample Essays and a Video Course
Personal statement templates show you how to organize your essay, but it’s hard to know what you should write about in your essay.
- Sample personal statements and a how-to video course that explains how to build your essay step-by-step: How to Write Your Medical School Personal Statement
- For dental school personal statements: How to Write Your Dental School Personal Statement