Personal Statements

There are many reasons to write a personal statement: scholarships, graduate school, medical school, Health Science Review Committee, and more. Even if you're an excellent writer, you may need some coaching in how to write an effective personal statement. Here's a list of resources available to you:

In-Person Support:
The Peer Writing Tutors and Anne Marie Smith, Writing Learning Specialist, are available to help students with every step of writing a personal statement. We can help you get started and support you through the final draft. Peer Writing Tutors are available from 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday evenings. To sign up for an appointment with Ms. Smith, please go to the Student Success Center in Krasa 020 and ask to sign up on her clipboard. 

Related Books:

  • How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement, Fourth Edition by Peterson's (ISBN-13: 978-0-7689-2816-7)
  • Graduate Admissions Essays, Fourth Edition: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice by Donald Asher - 4th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1-60774-321-7) 

Online Resources:

Dental Resources:

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Student Life
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    E-mail: lbaranivsky@ben.edu

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