So. Let’s get you into dental school.

Thank you for choosing me.

Thank you so much for signing up for one of my personal statement packages. I’m excited to work with you to get your personal statement to where it needs to be to maximize the chances that you will get into the school you want.

I promise to do my best to provide you with an exceptional level of service and a product that will make you want to recommend me to all your friends. :-)

The goal is to get you in.

In working with you on your personal statements, my goal is to create a personal statement that represents your uniqueness, presents your best and most impressive qualities, and captures your own distinct voice and personality.

This is how it works.

  1. You send me whatever notes or drafts you have.
  2. We set up a time to Skype or talk on the phone.
  3. I interview you, ask you a ton of questions, type down your answers in your own words.
  4. I send you a proposed outline, along with notes from our session.
  5. You write a draft based on the outline and the notes.
  6. I edit your draft and we take from there.

I help them see the real you.

My job isn’t to make stuff up or make you seem different from who you are. What I do is help you identify your assets, and help you formulate a strategy to create an engaging essay that presents you in the best possible light.

I also want to help the admissions committee see the real you–the you that your family and friends know and love, but that doesn’t usually come through in a personal statement. If we can get that little taste of your real self and your sense of humor–and I will help you do it–trust me, it will make all the difference.

The way to get in is to be yourself.

We won’t try to use a lot of big vocab words or talk about deep philosophical ideas. Those things don’t work and they won’t be impressed. Instead, I’ll take your own words and help you create a structure that will present a bulletproof argument for why you are the best candidate at the same time as capturing your unique voice and personality.

That’s why it’s so important for me to interview you and type down what you say—because the final essay will consist of your own words presented in a strategic way.

Keep it simple.

The best essays use language that is simple and direct. Trying to use big sentences or big words or trying to show off sophisticated language always backfires. It makes you look like you’re trying to show off, and it also is less effective. The most effective language is straightforward and clear, with shorter sentences, using your own natural speaking voice.

Also, the essay and the language shouldn’t be too perfect because you don’t want it to look like you received help from a professional writer - if there’s even a hint that someone else helped you write it, they will discount the essay. Another reason why it’s better to use simple language in your own voice.

The personal statement should convey one thing above all: passion.

The schools already have your grades and your scores, so they already know your qualifications. What they CAN’T see from your grades and your scores is your passion.

Lots of people apply to dental school because they don’t know what else to do. They’re just going through the motions. What you want to convey is that you are GENUINELY, DEEPLY COMMITTED to being a dentist, that you have a drive and determination that goes to the core of who you are.

Why is it important to communicate passion?

Because in evaluating whom to admit and whom to reject, dental schools only care about two things:

  1. how well you’re going to do in dental school
  2. how well you’re going to do after dental school

The school only cares about one thing: the school.

First, dental schools want people who can handle the material, who can handle the work, and who will excel in class. They don’t want someone who’s going to get drop out of the program half-way through. They don’t want someone who’s going to get bored and stop going to class.

Second, they want people who are going to do well as dentists—people who will make a lot of money and donate back to the school; or people who will become famous in the field and reflect well on the school; or just competent professionals who will reflect well on the school.

Either way, dental schools want to know that you are PASSIONATELY COMMITTED to dentistry. They already know how smart you are from your grades and scores. The personal statement is your chance to show them that you’re not just going through the motions, but that you actually have the passion and the motivation to excel in dental school and reflect well on the school after you graduate.

The personal statement is your chance to prove to the admissions committee that you actually have the passion and the motivation to excel in dental school and reflect well on the school after you graduate.

When you’re writing the draft:

If you’re doing the gold package, you will be writing the first draft yourself. Some things to keep in mind:

I’m here to help.

Feel free to call or e-mail me if you have any questions. I’m here for you, so let me know if there’s anything I can do to help make this process as easy and painless as possible.

Meanwhile, I’d like to ask one small favor from you, if you’re willing to consider it. I’m trying to build a business here, and the only way that happens is through word of mouth. If you would mention me to your friends, relatives, and classmates who are going through the application process themselves, I would be so grateful.

Jay Dixit

(646) 355-8001
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