Once you’ve written your personal statement, be sure to have someone read through and edit your response.This will help make sure your point was made and avoid spelling/grammar errors you may have overlooked.
If you can’t think of a particular interest that would be completely new to you, consider a topic outside your academic focus that you want to become better versed in.
In this case, you’ll express why you want to continue learning more about that interest.
In other words: If there’s a particular story behind your interest, share that in a way that helps the reader connect with you.
Telling a short story behind your interest will help you effectively use more of your 250-word limit.
When I began leading practices, rising from apprentice to teacher, the moves became muscle memory and excitement pumped through my veins.
This is the equivalent of the “tell me about yourself” question that you will get asked during almost any interview.
They want to know that you care about things outside of your immediate focus.
Having more than one interest makes you a more well-rounded person on a personal level, and it can help you on a professional/academic level as well.
Tell us about a time you were exposed to a new idea or when your beliefs were challenged by another point of view.”In this prompt, USC tells you that they value diversity.
Not only do they value diversity, they value people who can appreciate diversity and are open-minded to new ideas, experiences, and perspectives.