Writing Admission Essays (Personal Statement)

Writing an admission essay is an art of itself. The statement letter or the letter of intent is dedicated to make one stand out amongst the other applicants. What is unique about you? What kind of information do you need to put in the short two-three pages?

Summarizing your professional experience and personal values in such short paragraphs can be terrifying. With key elements of understanding what the university wants, this course will use the approach of individual writing assessment based on the essay questions provided by each university. With different sets of eyes, you’ll have editing peers to better your statement.

The essay should convince readers, the faculty’s committee, that you are a perfect fit for the school. Before that, you must know which aspects you want to “sell” to them.

  1. Understand the nature of a personal statement
  2. How to distinguish yourself from other candidates
  3. How to explain yourself without burdening your essay with too many details
  4. Learn to articulate your passion, desire and vision for the future
  5. Learn how to use a convincing voice that appeals to your readers


The workshop is held at our facility once a week for  (4) four weeks for a total duration of 12 hours (4 sessions @ 3 hours/session). It combines lectures, reading assignments and discussions; as well as in-class exercises, take-home assignments, and response-writing.


Individuals interested in applying to a college abroad, whether it be for an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.


Ninda Daianti holds an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in Creative Writing from Chatham University (Pennsylvania, USA) and has been teaching this course for four years.


We offer a 10% discount for university students who would like to join the workshop; and a 15% discount for anyone who has previously taken a course/workshop at The Jakarta Post Writing Center. Please contact us to find out about our other payment options.