Personal Statement Format

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  1. joshual

    joshual Member

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    The personal statement has you answer a two-part question. Instructions:

    In a well-organized essay of 300 to 500 words, please discuss the following:

    (1) Describe what led to your initial interest in the naval service and how the Naval Academy will help you achieve your long range goals, and
    (2) Describe a personal experience you have had which you feel has contributed to your own character development and integrity.

    Did you write this up as two seperate answers or tie the two together? Is that what they mean by well-organized?? I know when you review the statement prior to submitting, the "questions" are not listed anywhere. I just didn't know if one is supposed to flow into the other or if it is OK to keep the responses seperate.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. marvin7794

    marvin7794 Member

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    In one essay you are to describe two separate points. Tie them together or not. It is up to you. Just be sure it makes sense. The readers and writers are at St. John's. Sound smart, be smart. Perception is reality.
     
  3. joshual

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    Thanks so much. I appreciate the advice.
     
  4. MIDNDAD

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    Suggestion:

    You have to write the personal statement and the best writng comes when you write from the heart. That said use your parents, a teacher, or someone that you respect that writes very well to help you proof read and edit your statement to those final 500 words. Another technique is write your statement, set it aside for a day or so and then come at it fresh and start editing.

    It took my mid 2+ weeks to get the final 500 words that became her statement. Get it right with no regrets that it could have been better before you send it. You only get one shot.
     

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