[h2]How to write your effective personal statement/essay for university/college admission in Canada[/h2]
A personal statement is an important part of the application process. It is written in first person and is usually in response to a prompt or question posed by the intended institution of study. Even though it gives the administration a quick glimpse into your personal life and writing styles, it is in fact only one step in the application process.
The application process is a great way to let the administration of your intended institution into your unique and engaging writing styles. It should be sincere and mature in the way it addresses the topic given.
The steps you follow to address the topic given depends solely on how good of a writer you are. If writing is something you excel at, then be creative with how you approach your personal statement. On the other hand, if you do not think of writing as your strong suite, then you may want to stick to a more safe approach and not risk your chance of producing a winning personal statement.
Either way you choose to follow, the personal statement is basically a personal narrative which should include a beginning, middle, and a conclusion. It should tell a story no matter what the given topic is, and most importantly, should relate a personal reaction to a certain life experience. It should follow a certain chronological order to make it clear to follow and easy to read.
Here are a few guidelines you may want to follow:
Do not repeat information.
Do not write down needless personal information which can be found on your CV.
Do not mention people from past study or work experience in a negative light.
Do not criticize a certain school or particular theory.
Do not mention monetary benefits fictitious characters as the reason behind your furthering your education.
Finally, read and reread your personal statement. Your essay must be free from any grammatical errors. It should be logical in its progress and consistent with the topic given by the university or college to which you are applying. It may be a good idea to pick one or two people who can help you proofread it for grammatical errors, or may introduce new ideas or angles with which to tackle the given topic.
How to get around admission into University in the Canada with or without SAT, TOEFL, GR or GMAT (Universities that don’t need it)
TOEFL. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is crucial for international students to be admitted into Canadian colleges. It measures students’ skills in the language of English which they will be extensively using during their study or work. Scores must be sent before the application or accompany it.
o Top universities in Canada require more than 250 (computer-based) and more than 90 (internet-based)
o Most of the universities set their required minimum scores at 237 (computer-based) and 90 (internet-based
o There are several formats in which the test is given. There is the paper-based, the computer-based, and the internet-based, so check your nearest test center and see which format is offered
o Make sure you take into account how many weeks it will take for scores to come out when scheduling for a test date
SAT. The Standardized Academic Test (SAT) is taken by more than two million students every year. It is the one of the most widely used college admission test and is accepted by virtually all colleges and universities. The SAT is favored by students and universities alike for many reasons including:
– It is fair to everyone. It contains questions which are straightforward. It is a well-recognized indicator of a student’s academic readiness for college.
– It helps students choose which college is a better fit for them
– It helps provide an opportunity to find appropriate scholarships and financial aid
– It tests students in skills already acquired throughout their school years which are the same skills which will be used for college work and later in life after graduation
IELTS. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is globally recognized and assesses students’ skills and abilities in the English language. Canadian universities require IELTS scores when applying since it is the most widely recognized and accepted English language test in Canada. Universities usually accept a score of 7.0. All test-takers must complete four separate tests:
GRE. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a standardized admission test required in some universities in Canada for applying to their graduate schools. The GRE measures and evaluates students’ skills in verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. It is an admission requirement for many countries all over the world. In Canada, universities are divided into three categories:
o Universities that don’t require the GRE scores for admission into their graduate study program
o Universities that require the GRE scores, but don’t specify a minimum score
o Universities that require the GRE scores and have a minimum score for admittance into the graduate program
GMAT. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is the most preferred exam for students applying into a management program in Canada and other countries around the world. This test is an important criterion for potential students who aspire to obtain their MBA. This test consists of three main sections:
o Analytical writing
o Quantitative reasoning
o Verbal reasoning
MBA schools in Canada require GMAT scores to average from 550 to 620. There are somw colleges thst
o Carlton University (http://carleton.ca/)
o Brock University (http://www.brocku.ca/)
o Royal Roads University (http://www.royalroads.ca/)
o Farileigh Dickinson University (http://www.fdu.edu/)