Guide to Students Overcoming Shyness When Writing "About Myself" Released

(Goleta, CA, 11/03/11) - "Write an essay about yourself." This is a standard question that is asked in many college applications and application forms for other institutions of higher learning like MBA programs, law school, medical school and graduate programs. This question is also a fairly difficult question for many applicants to answer because many applicants come from a standard upbringing where modesty and being low key are highly praised traits.

Modesty aside

When it comes to applying to an academic program or school, applicants have to let go of their modesty and learn to put their best foot forward on paper. They have to highlight their achievements honestly and accurately but also in a clear way for the admissions committee to truly see their potential. Besides modesty, another common problem with students being shy about their personal statement essay is they tend to hide behind the packaged concepts like group activity and extracurricular activity. As a result, the group shines out more instead of the actual student.

Overcoming the hurdle

The focus here is to accentuate the individual's contributions to group achievement so that it can be used as a gauge to determine future academic potential, leadership abilities and other intangibles., the internet's leading free resource on helping students confront the issue of writing an "essay about myself", has released a free resource for applicants that are confused in the essay writing process. The free resource is located at

"Starting is the hardest part when it comes to writing about yourself for admissions purposes. Our free resource helps you overcome that hurdle," said Alf Greenfield, media relations officer for Greenfield also added that overcoming shyness is all about letting go of inhibitions and having a method. A good method to keep in mind is to unpack your resume, list out your achievements and list out your group activities based on the personal traits that it involves.

All the other tricks and tips on how to write an essay about yourself for admissions purposes is located at the resource.

About is the premiere free source for essays and essay samples for students who are trying to write an "essay about myself."

Topic revision: r1 - 04 Nov 2011 - 06:57:59 - DarrenSy

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