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Successful Personal Statements by Chen Du is a useful handbook with a collection of personal statements that need to be written while applying to universities and graduate schools abroad, especially countries like the United States, Canada, U.K. Germany, France, and northern Europe. The book has a good collection of some winning personal statements that reflect candor, self-awareness, and introspection. It is these personal statements that will make a candidate stand out from others when there are many applicants with the same qualifications and experience applying for the same stream of education. Reading these personal statements will give an idea on how to go about writing a winning one, depending on where the applicant is going to join.
The topic is useful and the book is a must-read for all those who are in the process of writing their personal statements and applying to universities. It is this personal statement that catches the eye of the academic staff, especially the first paragraph. Readers will get a lot of useful tips and prompts from reading this book that will enable them to come up with an excellent and outstanding personal statement. Each letter has something unique to offer readers and some different tips that will enable them to come up with their personal thoughts and ideas that can make a difference to their application. Though the topic is relevant to all university going students, there are not too many books written on this topic, making this book a must-read for all students who are in the process of writing a winning personal statement.