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what voice should i write in?


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Re: what voice should i write in?
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2009, 11:50:37 PM »
Be sure to draft your personal statement using an active, dynamic, and assertive tone.  The past-tense, relatively speaking, generally connotes a fixed and retrospective voice, which can undermine the strength of your narrative. 

Remember, above all, to write with the admission officer's perspective in mind.  He/She will read hundreds, if not thousands of personal statements, and as a former admission committee officer, an active tenor is more readable.

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