What is a personal essay? This type of essay has a purpose of revealing the personality of the applicant for a graduate education in a certain field of study. Ordinarily, the applicant is expected to include his personal history and experiences that were vital for this specific educational choice. Personal narrative essays are not limited by the instruction but the author should be very attentive to all the details revealed as an essay that tells too much is as ineffective as an essay that provides not enough information about the applicant. This essay is supposed to present the applicant’s personality to people who have never met him and that is the reason it is very important to be objective in order to make the people reading the essay understand that the applicant by no means is exaggerating.
Choosing a subject. You should select your subject responsibly. You don’t need to choose a famous person or somebody who has an exciting life. Remember that your task is to show something curious about your subject. Don’t generalize. For example, don’t write about students in general. Write about the one in particular. It would be great if you can choose a person who saw a part of the history. For example woman who was on the last “Queen” concert. You can also choose a person whose job is very useful for society. For instance, it could be a police officer, doctor or a firefighter