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May 26, 2013
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    Here's a list of the most common mistakes we see students make on their personal statement:
    1. Rewriting your “Experience List”
    2. Exaggerating adversity
    3. Save the diversity for the diverse candidates
    4. Leave high school in the past (i.e. don’t focus on it)
    5. You’re not a doctor yet – don’t act like you are
    6. You’re also not a philosopher
    7. Don’t criticize other professions
    8. Injured athlete
    9. International sojourn or tropical vacation (Think: 1 week trip to Honduras… probably didn’t change your life)
    10. Mental illness
    11. Not proofreading your essay in AMCAS
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