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Personal Statement Peer Review Group 5

This is the page for Group 5:Brian Gardner, Kristen Smith, Nijea Wilson

 

Everyone should post a comment here where you briefly introduce yourself, you explain what your Personal Statement is about (that is, what’s the program you’re hypothetically applying to, etc.) and where you share a links to the Google Doc version of the draft of your Personal Statement and of a draft of your assignment memo.  Remember to share both of these documents and make them so anyone with a link can edit them!

You have until Friday to begin peer review! If you have a draft ready to share earlier, by all means share it. But you have to have a version of your Personal Statement up and ready for peer review by the end of the day on Friday. If you are late, I will dock a letter grade from your project.

To get started, everyone should post a comment in your group’s page where you briefly introduce yourself, you explain what your Personal Statement is about (that is, what’s the program you’re hypothetically applying to, etc.) and where you share a links to the Google Doc version of the draft of your Personal Statement and of a draft of your assignment memo.  Remember to share both of these documents and make them so anyone with a link can edit them!

To guide your comments, it’s probably useful to review the assignment again. Remember that your personal statement needs to be based on a real personal statement and that should be clear in the work you share. You want to offer advice and guidance about the effectiveness of the personal statement: that is, does it include specific detail, do you learn something about the writer, does it meet the requirements of that personal statement, etc. Make your comments right on your classmates’ Google Doc.

After you are done with your peer review, I want you to fill out this survey about the process. You should fill this survey out for each of your peers in your group by the end of the day Monday.

This survey serves two basic purposes. First, it helps in giving your peers even more feedback on their draft in a constructive way. Second, it helps me figure out who completed the peer review process as I directed. I’ll share the results of the survey with everyone on Tuesday of next week.

4 Comments
  1. Kristen Smith permalink

    Good evening!

    Following is the link to my personal statement draft. Seeing as this is my rough draft, I do plan to add to my personal statement and change things a bit. This is my first time writing a personal statement, so I am looking forward to getting feedback and suggestions on how to make a final personal statement that would be worth using.

    I wrote this personal statement as if I were applying for a journalism job and was asked to write a personal statement. Since I am majoring in Language, Literature, and Writing, I am interested in possibly going into the journalism field later in my life, so I want a personal statement that could be used in reality.

    Here’s the link: https://docs.google.com/a/emich.edu/document/d/1v0AyMkgLbM4GeblnnaIPE64ktVxplI_qSyVvbQWF71c/edit?usp=sharing

    I look forward to getting feedback!

  2. Hey guys, in this personal statement I am applying to graduate school for dietetics. This is of course not even close to a final draft but am definitely looking forward to all of your input

    Thanks in advance!

    https://docs.google.com/a/emich.edu/document/d/109uSC_IgrDvpl9pkvzjVbok98om05K5Kyzt-5kfSKnM/edit?usp=sharing

  3. Brian Gardner permalink

    Hey guys,

    My statement has no specific direction, since I’ve never had to write one before. I’ll take suggestions on how I can direct it to something specific.

    Thanks,
    Brian

    https://docs.google.com/a/emich.edu/document/d/1KFMynCFskH-IFvxbYsjFZmJG-hYIpNYzlEW_AZEyBVU/edit

    • Steve Krause permalink

      Brian, I’m not sure what you mean that your “statement has no specific direction.” This is a personal statement written in response to a specific prompt, right? Remember that’s part of the assignment!

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