Dear Fulbright Aspirants!!
With two days left for final submission, there is no time to place an order and then wait for a review. You all are well educated and can evaluate yourself on the given criteria. You can review your own essays based on the following points:
The “English” should be correct. No grammatical, spelling or tense mistake.
Secondly, there should be continuity in your sentences. Also, try to make equal sentences: neither too big nor too small.
Now for the Personal statement:
It should reflect how you developed as a person based on the challenges faced. It should not only contain a detail about whats wrong with our country but how you managed to survive your conditions. Plus, how your experience links with your field of study or your future plans?
It should clearly tell about how determined you are about this, your passion for your future goals, that thirst should be clearly seen from your essay.
Your statements should not show any kind of religious or political bias. Your harmony with other cultures is important, not only for this but for any scholarship because they expect you to understand their cultural and ethical values and respect them.
Most importantly and I have pointed this out to many who have seeked review: You should be passionate about how can you help your country. and do not write the cliche sentences, be SPECIFIC about your role. Just don,t say I will work towards the betterment of my country and stuff.
And of course, it should be ORIGINAL which will automatically make it UNIQUE.
For Study Objectives:
As the name indicates, you should be clear about your objectives. What you want to study exactly? Which topic to research? Make sure your research goals, objectives and future plans are workable. Don’t say that I want to build an empire on Jupiter or something like that. Make sure your research goals are practical and can be implemented in coming couple of years.
You should mention everything from your academia and extra-curricular which supports your reason for higher studies in your respective domain. Be as specific as you can, do not leave out any thing considering it unnecessary but also do not go into much depth. Cover all things briefly. If you have changed your field of study then it should be clearly mentioned WHY.
And as you have shown keen interest in betterment of your country in your personal statement , this is your chance to make that very clear by linking it with your study objectives and the current condition of Pakistan. Again do not go into much background detail, focus on what you want to do and how will that help rather than writing about issues faced by Pakistan.
Lastly , you should be very clear about why US? what you expect to learn from there? What element is missing from your degree taught here that you want to have it from US.
In conclusion, again mention about your future plans:
what you want to do after your education.