- Series: How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School
- Paperback: 142 pages
- Publisher: Peterson's; 3 edition (July 17, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1560798556
- ISBN-13: 978-1560798552
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1. Dont's send "And that's why I want to go to Harvard..." essays to Yale.
2. Spell-check and edit thoroughly for readability and grammar
3. Follow the page-limits stated
4. Personalize it, be natural, make it interesting, and don't write the same generic essay for all schools or try to give the admissions people what you think they are looking for.
5. The essays are important and are read by at least three people evaluating the applications.
As noted above, I haven't given anything away - the most useful part of the book are the sample essays that illustrate these points. As I read them, I started the process of self-examination which is what the admissions people what to see you doing in this essay. In short, it helps get your creative 'juices' flowing to overcome the writer's block that inevitably accompanies the task of writing these things. I can't compare this to other books of the same variety, but I can say that I was satisfied with this book, and can't imagine that any other book could say something this one dosen't.
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on-point, useful, and insightful book: Great pre-med preparation in school will already teach you what is in this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by CDT
If you're totally lost, this could be a good starting point, but if you actually wrote a personal statement that sounded anything like this you'd come off as a total tool. Read morePublished on September 22, 2010 by DollySteamboat
This was a well-written, easy-to-follow guide which included useful tools to get me started (self examination, interview guides for associate / peer reviewers, etc.). Read morePublished on August 11, 2010 by KTZ
This book has good information and it is very short so not a difficult read.Published on September 15, 2009 by atapmktg
There was nothing unique about this book. I bought 4 different books to help me write my personal statement. They all said the same thing with the same insight. Read morePublished on December 22, 2007 by L. Porter
This book is generally good. However, the examples are quite old. They submitted their forms in 1980s or 1990s. Read morePublished on November 29, 2007 by The hulk
Of all the tasks we usually face when applying to graduate and professional schools, from choosing universities to preparing for and taking admission and standardized tests, from... Read morePublished on July 25, 2006 by David De Sousa