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Personal Statement

ACTEN-KGLYII

THIS QUESTION ASKS ABOUT THE ESSAY AS A WHOLE.

Suppose the writer is considering the use of this essay as a personal statement, to be submitted during the college applications process in order to enhance his application. Would this essay successfully fulfill the writer's goal?

Mind Over Matter

Created for Albert.io. September 2014

A

Yes. While the tone of the essay is a slightly too personal, the applicant's clearly stated goal at the end of the essay rescues it from a clichéd response.

B

No. The personal statement should be revised to include many other aspects of the high school achievements and community service of the applicant.

C

Yes. A personal statement should be a narrative that allows the admissions counselor to put a human face on the application.

D

No. The tone of the essay is almost whining about the surgery the applicant had to endure, and should not be submitted to a college.