Admission Letter / December 10, 2018 / Hilary Kirby
Be specific and give examples. A generalized vague letter will not help your student. Writing a personal statement can be one of the most daunting elements of an application process but it is crucial that you invest sufficient time and effort in getting it right. Whilst your grades may allow you to demonstrate your academic achievements the personal statement provides an admissions board with an opportunity to learn about you as an individual. You therefore need to write a personal statement that captures the attention of the busy admissions officer whilst also effectively communicating your strengths ambitions and motivations.
One of the ways in which you can attract the attention of the admissions board is through opening your statement with an interesting hook that will attract the reader s attention. For example you may have been asked to write a personal statement that outlines how you are a good communicator. If you introduce the topic with a statement such as "When it comes to strong communication I have a secret skill. I have a special ability that not many people have is rarely recognized but is always appreciated..." This is much more effective than "I am a good communicator because of the following..." and will make the reader want to read on.
The goal is to show you that typing up a letter to obtain information about whatever college or university you are interested in can be done very quickly. You will need to address each letter individually as well as personalize the letter with whatever school you are applying. The goal here is to have a template to make it very fast and efficient. Requests for admissions are a tool designed to simplify litigation. Like many such tools however they rarely work -except in a very limited way- and function more as a trap for the careless than anything else. If you are being sued for debt you should be aware of them both because the requests can be lethal to you if you ignore them-- and because the occasional carelessness of the lawyers for the debt collectors occasionally makes them a gambit worth trying.