Personal statements / application essays that get you in
There’s only one thing I care about: helping you craft a personal statement that will get you into the college, business school, medical school, or grad school of your choice. I’ll be honest: applying to colleges and graduate programs is more competitive now than it’s ever been before. More and more students are applying, and standing out from the crowd is more challenging than ever.
That’s why having a powerful personal statement is so important. The personal statement is what pulls all the other elements together, giving the admissions committee a vivid picture of who you are and presenting you as a unified package.
Your grades are in the past, and your test scores are what they are, but it’s still within your power to submit a brilliant personal statement—a powerful narrative that will humanize you and put your best foot forward. A great personal statement expresses your authentic personality in your own voice, helping them see you as the unique and impressive person you are.
More importantly, a good personal statement communicates your trajectory—what you’ve achieved in the past, what you’re doing now, and the future you have ahead of you—in a way that will convince the committee that you’re a shooting star destined for success and they’d be stupid to not admit you.
About me: I’m a Yale grad, and when I’m not teaching, I write science articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, and Psychology Today. I’ve been helping dental students write and edit personal statements for more than ten years, and I’m proud to say my results speak for themselves. My students get into their dream schools, and I’ll do the same for you, helping you craft the personal statement that will get you in.
$195: Silver package
- one single-session edit of personal statements for style, grammar, flow, and content
$565: Gold package
- strategy session (I help you identify your strengths as a candidate and how to package and present yourself most effectively)
- content brainstorming session (I interview you about your background and take notes as we go along)
- two editing sessions (one detailed edit with a view toward packaging yourself effectively and highlighting your strengths, plus a final polishing edit of the personal statement for style, grammar, flow, and content)
$985: Platinum package
- extensive help with actually writing your personal statement
- unlimited brainstorming sessions to highlight your strengths and unique qualities as a candidate
- I interview you about your background and take notes on your answers, developing a repository of compelling stories/anecdotes/narrative that we can draw on for the essay
- unlimited strategy sessions (I help you identify your strengths as a candidate and how to package and present yourself most effectively)
- unlimited editing sessions (including as many detailed edits as you need, with a view toward packaging yourself effectively and highlighting your strengths, plus as many later-round polishing edits as you need for style, grammar, flow, and content)
- shaping and polishing the writing so your natural voice and personality shine through
Initial consultation free! Call, text, or e-mail:
You get $50 off your fee for every person you refer who signs up for the gold or platinum packages. There is no limit on this offer, so if you refer 10 people who sign up, you get a $500 discount.
For more help on crafting the perfect personal statement, see: Personal Statement Tips and Tricks.
About Jay Dixit
Jay got his start as a writer covering college life for Rolling Stone, then went on to cover comedy for The New York Times before pursuing a reporting specialty in science and technology. As a science journalist, Jay writes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, and Slate, and his work appears in the anthology The Best of Technology Writing.
Most recently, Jay served as Senior Editor at Psychology Today, where he covered personality, happiness, love and relationships, attraction and sex, celebrity, self-presentation, and procrastination, writing and editing many of the magazine’s highest-selling cover stories.
As an interviewer, Jay has spoken to Tim Roth, Tony Robbins, Willem Dafoe, Valerie Plame, Deborah Tannen, Mary Higgins Clark, Spike Lee, and many others. Jay also conducted George Carlin’s last interview—which Carlin called the “most comprehensive interview” he’d ever done.
In his spare time, Jay designs Web sites and tells stories live on stage. He’s the winner of The Moth, a New York-based storytelling competition, and his story “Distance” appears on The Moth Radio Hour.
Jay also teaches creative writing classes through the New York Writers’ Intensive.
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