By asking you to write a personal statement, your institution of choice is basically presenting you with an opportunity to let them know who you really are and why they should let you pursue a course in the institution. While other institutions do not place so much emphasis on the personal statement that one writes when making admission decisions, most institutions do in fact place a lot of weight in the personal statement when deciding on the most qualified individual to admit for a particular course. Given that it is almost impossible to know whether or not the institution will emphasize on the contents of your personal statement, it is advisable that you never take any chances and write the best personal statement that you can, less you miss a spot in your institution of dreams. When writing a personal statement that will work for you, you should remember that originality is everything. You should never make the mistake of copying the work of someone else because you will for sure be busted and denied admission. By copying information while your personal statement writing, you will be telling the admissions committee that you lack creativity and that you are not hard working enough to write your own paper. Copying will also send the message that you will always be copying any assignment handed to you should you be admitted to the institution. With such a bad reputation, no institution will readily admit you. Aside from originality, your personal statement should reflect your honest opinion of the questions that you have been asked to answer in the personal statement.