Can I Trust Personal Statement Writing Sources?

There are things that we may need help with in higher education. This may be one of them. Let’s take a closer look and find out.

What is a personal statement?

A personal statement is most often used when someone is applying for either graduate school or post grad school. Different Universities may require these to assist in deciding which students to admit if the possibilities include many potential students with similar GPAs as well as similar test scores. Different Universities will ask various questions to be answered in these statements in order to determine a potential student’s background and personality style. These statements can vary widely in length from a few paragraphs to a page or longer for each question.

A personal statement is crucial in getting into that school of your choice.

What are personal statement writing sources?

Personal statement writing sources are services that are offered by companies whose sole business is writing personal statements. They will ask you the questions that need to be answered and fill in the questions with the answers that you provide. They can do so in either an autobiographical style or in a more professional style depending on what you choose.

Are they trustworthy?

Just as with anything else, some of them are and some are not. The best way to determine this is to do your due diligence and research them. Find out if they have done anything for anyone you know, ask questions, look at their track record and ask them if they use anything to check for plagiarism.

Should I use one?

Although this is entirely a personal decision, there are things to take into account in this decision.

  • By researching the company first would it just be easier to go ahead and write it yourself and be done with it?
  • Do you really want this crucial paper to be written by someone you do not even know?
  • How do you know that you will not be wasting your money by trusting such a service to get you into the school of your choice?
  • What happens if you do this and get turned down for school?
  • Is this ethical?

All of those questions are ones that you should ask yourself before making this type of decision. It is a decision that your entire life can hinge on and as such should not be taken lightly.

Posted by November 13th, 2013