How can I edit my personal statement?
General tips for editing your personal statement
- Read your essay aloud to yourself.
- Check your grammar, spelling, and style.
- Have a trusted friend (or two) in the sciences read the essay for style and voice.
Who should edit my personal statement?
With that being said, you should have 2-4 trusted people to read your personal statement. Medical students, doctors, professors, or friends who are excellent writers are excellent editor options.
How do you Proveread a personal statement?
Tweak sentence structure and word choice for readability. Ensure your statement is clearly structured. Highlight issues of clarity or consistency. Provide helpful feedback on writing style in comments.
Why is it important to plan draft and edit your personal statement?
It’s extremely important to write your personal statement yourself. While it’s good to get inspiration from previous personal statements, make sure you don’t just copy and paste someone else’s work. We put all personal statements through our Similarity Detection Service to test for similarities or plagiarism.
Can I edit my personal statement after submitting?
You are allowed unlimited edits to the essay after your first application submission.
Who should proofread your personal statement?
It is extremely important to have someone proofread your essay before submitting it. Ask your English teacher, or your librarian, or your counselor. Words of advice, always give the person at least two weeks to proofread your work, as their time is valuable as well.
Do I need to rewrite my personal statement?
If you’re a reapplicant to medical school, you MUST rewrite your personal statement 100%. If you’re reusing your personal statement, it shows that you’re not putting much effort into the application process. It shows that you’re not critically thinking about why you didn’t get into medical school the first time.
Can you lie in your personal statement?
Firstly, and most crucially: never, ever lie in your personal statement. If you do, it will almost certainly come back to haunt you. Don’t make up qualifications or pretend you’ve read books when you haven’t (even if you’ve read little bits of them).