Your personal statement provides you with the opportunity to distinguish yourself from all the other highly qualified people and is of major importance. A good Statement of Purpose is a very important part of the application since it gives the School Admissions Committee the best opportunity to evaluate the full range of the Experience and knowledge you bring in your pursuit of a professional degree and the Appropriateness of their school to your objectives. The Statement of Purpose should be concise, well-written essay covering three distinct areas relating to you.
Open with a summary statement of your preparedness, then describe your background, education, and community and the reasons you became interested in the profession of your choice. Briefly discuss your academic preparation (including lab or Research), relevant work, and other experiences, i.e., volunteer work. Make sure to tell the reader what you gained from these experiences — what qualities you have developed. Discuss how the school will help you meet your educational and career goal. State your skills, your strengths, and your uniqueness. Be positive and not apologetic. However, explain any significant lapses in your academic record. After reviewing with Career Center, family, friends, make sure the final copy is Proof-read for errors.