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Personal Statement Critiques

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by CodeRedDew, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. CodeRedDew

    CodeRedDew Thirst Quencher 5+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    I have recently finished my first draft of my personal statement. Anyone willing to constructively criticize it so that I can find out different ways to improve it?
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  3. Aerus

    Aerus Elemental Alchemist 5+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2012
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    SDN isn't really the best place for personal statement critiques. I highly recommend you have some friends, perhaps a few professors, and maybe family members read it through. Get a lot of perspectives on it and different opinions on how to improve it, so that your personal statement will have a much higher chance of appealing to a random adcom person.

    Make sure you're careful about whose advice/corrections you get too. Consider all the suggestions you get but take them all with a grain of salt.
  4. WhizoMD

    WhizoMD 7+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    i'll read it, send me a pm
  5. circulus vitios

    circulus vitios 7+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    While this thread is active, would anyone mind reading mine really quickly? It's an incredibly rough draft. I just want to know if I'm heading in the right direction. :oops:
  6. WhizoMD

    WhizoMD 7+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2009
  7. MDschoolorbust

    MDschoolorbust SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2012
    If anyone isn't too shy, I'd love to take a look at someones. I know it is a personal statement but it would be nice to see how other people are laying it out.
  8. Dartmouth1230

    Dartmouth1230 5+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2011
    As someone who already applied (and who isn't really doing much until med school starts), I'm more than happy to help out and read your personal statements - I know how stressful this part of the year is. Just send me a PM.
  9. Tots

    Tots c/o 2018 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Nov 24, 2008
  10. wolfie77

    wolfie77 2+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2010
    I would be willing to read someone's. Disclosure of credentials:

    I've been called a great writer by quite a few of my professors and got 5's on both the AP Lit and the AP Lang. However, I am not an English major.
  11. catzzz88

    catzzz88 Purrrrrr!?!11?? 5+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Hi all,

    I was a science writer in college; had my own column in the Features section! Although I wasn't an english major or anything, I would be willing to critique a few personal statements. Don't expect big picture stuff or advice about content, but I can give grammatical advice, help re-word sentences, etc.

    Might be easier if you send a particular paragraph that you are having trouble with and any sentence before and after the paragraph (for transition help).

    I am just offering!

    Good luck to all! :)

  12. sc4s2cg

    sc4s2cg 7+ Year Member

    May 24, 2010
  13. BeanDip4All

    BeanDip4All emt-abcdefgh 7+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Palo Alto, CA
    Hey everyone, I'll show you mine if you show me yours ;)

    err... happy to give a pair of eyes to anyone who'd take a read through of mine. Specifically, I'm having trouble with a finicky conclusion. I feel like my last sentence just peter's off without making the impact or high-end note I'd like to end on.

    Any takers? Will PM yall up-thread to gauge interest.

  14. Ashley1989

    Ashley1989 2+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2012
    Hello, cold
    Send it my way I would be happy to read it!
  15. biomaj


    Apr 17, 2012
    Always open to read and give some feedback. Pm me.

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