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Personal statement & common app essay?

2020gradmom2020gradmom 6 replies4 threads New Member
DD wants to apply to several schools that ask for a "personal statement." - Penn State, George Mason, Uni of Denver + others They range from 250 to 500 words. Should this be in addition to her common app essay or instead of?
Her common app essay is in many ways her personal statement. Can she shorten it? It would look terrible if they read the same story twice!
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  • izrk02izrk02 26 replies4 threads Junior Member
    She should write both. She can use the personal statement to expand on her common app essay or to write about another topic.
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  • PublisherPublisher 8517 replies91 threads Senior Member
    OP: What do you think that one's personal statement should contain ? Essentially I am asking about the theme & contents of your daughter's common app essay to see what you deem to be a personal statement.
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