Who Are You? Writing a Personal Statement

Thursday, November 16th, 11:30am-12:30pm, UW1-361

Personal Statements - Application Essays - Statements of Purpose

Whichever you are writing, these statements are high-stakes essays where you respond to questions intended to gather important information about YOU. Writing personal statements can be difficult, the Writing and Communication Center is here to help.

At the end of the workshop, students should be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of personal statements
  • Identify the purpose, audience, and values of the opportunity
  • Create a match between the opportunity is seeking and what he/she offers
  • Understand the distinct stages in drafting a personal statement and the type of feedback most appropriate for each one