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Know Your Audience

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Lilian Dao

on 26 August 2013

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Transcript of Know Your Audience

Pitfalls
Recommendations
Do's and Don'ts for Writing an Effective Personal Statement
Know Your Audience
Don't be boring
Don't be general
Don't be repetitive
Don't write a typical Personal Statement
Don't use cliches
Do be interesting
Do be original
Do have an engaging hook
Do be creative
Do show your personality
Do make it personal
http://www.scholarships.umd.edu/advicestudentswriting.html

Brittany Bettencourt
Lilian Dao
Alex Flores
Similarities:
Do welcome the reader to your life and aims
Don't be too general or abstract
Do use specifics
Don't use cliches
Differences:
Do think of the Personal Statment as an "intellectual biography"
Do keep it simple
Don't rewrite your resume in prose
Don't get to frustrated!
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