Are you applying to one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses for the Winter quarter? Do you have a hard time writing your personal statement? Remember, you only have one chance to impress the UC committees.
This Monday, September 23rd, Karen Legg, a counselor from Santa Monica College opened a Personal Statement Workshop in the afternoon from 3:45pm to 5:00pm for Santa Monica College students transferring to any of the UC campuses. She told us we were the first group of people to attend the workshop.
Karen Legg was very knowledgeable about writing the best personal statements possible. She gave us some very useful handouts and told us 10 things the UC committees looked for in a statement such as Catchy intro, Thoughtful/Honest, Knowledge of Major, Exudes Confidence, etc. Then, she gave us step-by-step instructions for writing the greatest personal statement from Brainstorming, Drafting, Revising to Proofreading. She gave us some bad examples of personal statements written by real applicants and told us to stay away from them, including one blamed their teacher for getting bad grades in high school.
At the end of the workshop, I was confident to write a gripping personal statement myself using all the tips she gave us.
It's definitely helpful to go to this free workshop. You can ask her any questions you may have and she would help you in any way she can.
If you missed the workshop this Monday, don't miss the same workshop next Monday (September 30th, 2013) 3:45pm-5:00pm, in HSS 105.
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