FallMSW2020 Posted July 7, 2019 Share Posted July 7, 2019 (edited) Hello, I'm getting started for the Fall of 2020 applications with personal statements. I'm targeting Cal State universities and having a hard time figuring out how to write/structure my personal statement. With most if not all universities asking the applicants to answer multiple questions, some give the option to answer each question separately and others are ambiguous about it. I'm basing this on 2019 applications, as 2020 apps are not out yet. I'm aware that the questions may change, but still getting a head start so I can have the majority of the content ready to be edited and interwoven. For example, CSULB had 9 questions for regular applicants, to be answered in either an essay or numbered responses. CSULA had 5, and to be answered in order with headings (does that mean just to number my responses?). Questions: - Does it matter if I write in one essay or number my responses? One essay would be a testament to my writing ability while numbering my responses would greatly help with clarity. - Follow up question: can I choose to answer a few questions in one essay and number the responses for the rest? (e.g. combining questions 1,2,3,5,7 in one essay and writing out separate responses for the others). I would really appreciate any input on this, as I feel very confused right now. Thank you!! Edited July 7, 2019 by FallMSW2020 Title edited for clarify Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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