I’m applying as a freshman even though I graduated in 2010 so the university wants a letter on why I took a year off from school.
The reason is because my mom passed away december 2009, It was hard and I had to take care of my little brothers and I even volunteered.
I have lots to say regarding why I took the year off but my question is how should i start it off? I’m confused because I can’t find any examples of this online. I did write an essay for the school which included my mom but how do I write this differently?
Do I just say “Hi this is a personal statement regarding why I took a year off from school.” or what? lol
Also how long should it be? I’m assuming as long as an essay? Should I write it in the same format as an essay?