26 Nov Personal Statement Workshop
In November, two workshops on personal statement writing wereconducted by Chu Yu from the CLE. Students from different departments attended the workshops.
This workshop’s aim is to prepare students who plan to pursue theirpostgraduate studies overseas with essential writing techniques to tackle their personal statements. Personal statements provide the best opportunity for students to show why they are interested instudying at a particular university. It is a chance for students to gain admission to their dream universities.
The workshop started with a discussion on what the personal statement is and why it is important. Then, topics of how to prepare a personal statement, what to include in a personal statement, how to write it and some technical details were covered. Samples of good and not-so-good personal statements were presented to students so that they could have a clearer idea about what they need to emulate, and, just as importantly, what should be avoided in their personal statements.