I need basic ideas of what to write in personal statement. is there any rule concerning word count(with or without spaces), margin, font size and style, number of pages? I searched this forum and read that some people wrote about their academic challenge to come up with an excuse of why I have C...etc. I actually have C in my English class and I want to write about it but I also read that I shouldn't write anything negative about myself. Saying that I got C is negative in my opinion so I don't know how to talk about it. and besides academic challenge and the reason I want to become a dentist, what else should I focus on writing? Can anyone who wrote personal statement before and got accepted read my rough draft and help me?