The Dos and Don'ts of MFA Personal Statements

The Dos and Don'ts of MFA Personal Statements

by Staff

Special Section

Posted 8.11.10

The personal statement—a document, required by most programs, in which you must demonstrate that you are a talented, determined writer—is the one thing that causes potential candidates more anxiety than the manuscript itself. Here's a list of dos and don'ts to help you effectively write the story you have to tell.