Dr. Mom has a blog post listing 10 things to make sure you exclude from any personal statement you may be writing -- be it for fellowships, grad school applications, award submissions, you name it. The list of things to avoid includes great cliches such as "quotes from famous people"; "sob stories"; and "any sentence starting ... Ever since I was a little kid I have always wanted to..."

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