Personal statements are short essays written as part of an application for graduate school, law school, medical school, or an internship. Some applications provide specific questions to answer; others leave the topic open.
PowerPoint tutorial on writing personal statements (JMU Handout)
Overview of personal statements for graduate school
"How to Write a Great Statement of Purpose"
Types and purposes of personal statements; dos and don'ts
Drafting, formatting, and a sample statement
James Madison University | University Writing Center
Wilson Hall - 4th floor, MSC 1007
Phone: 540.568.1759 | Fax: 540.568.3450
Contact: Jared Featherstone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: 9/9/12