Writing a Strong Personal Statement for Graduate School

The graduate school personal statement is a key portion of the application and admissions process for many graduate programs. In this video, we discuss the differences between the personal statement and other essays and give a detailed explanation of what you need to craft a successful essay.

Who will find this information useful?

  • Those applying to a graduate program in the United States
  • Graduate applicants who require a personal statement as well as a Statement of purpose

This video will provide you with:

  • Information about the personal statement
  • Differences between the personal statement and Statement of Purpose
  • Analysis of a sample personal statement

Video Outline:

  1. FAQ about the purpose and guidelines of the personal statement
  2. Detailed list of what you need to include in this essay
  3. Detailed analysis of a sample personal statement

For more information and writing tips, please return to our Resources page, where you can find many articles about how to compose strong personal essays.