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There are many reasons to write a personal statement: scholarships, graduate school, medical school, Health Professions Recommendation 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:
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 usually available from 5-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday evenings (check the latest schedule at ben.edu/ace for details). To sign up for an appointment with Ms. Smith, please email her.
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If other pre-professional groups would like to share links with Ms. Smith, she would be happy to add them to this page.