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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

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

Brittany Bettencourt
Lilian Dao
Alex Flores
Do welcome the reader to your life and aims
Don't be too general or abstract
Do use specifics
Don't use cliches
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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