AI-Powered Personal Statement Generators


6th March 2024

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In most of our previous blogs about AI, we discussed how to use ChatGPT when writing personal statements. However, even though ChatGPT is the most widely used AI tool, it is far from being the only one. In fact, there are several AI-powered personal statement generators specifically designed to help students craft their personal statements. In this blog post, we explore two such AIs, by Easy-Peasy and Grammarly. They both have advantages and disadvantages, making it important to evaluate them carefully.  

Easy-Peasy’s Personal Statement Generator

Easy-Peasy offers AI tools used for automating audio transcriptions, generating images, and creating social media content. Another tool offered is the Personal Statement Generator, which develops templates for personal statements.

To get a template, you need to go through the following steps. You should create a free account and then fill in a form. In the form, you must specify the course and the type of school you are applying to, as well as provide sufficient information on your background. Within up to 1500 characters, you should describe the following:

  1. Why you chose your subject
  2. Your skills, achievements, and experience of studying and reading or researching in the field
  3. Your work experience and future plans

Once all the information is complete, Easy-Peasy will generate a template for you.

Although the process is quick and straightforward, Easy-Peasy is not without limitations. First of all, the website requires payment before producing a template. At the very least, you would need to pay $4.99 per month or $59.88 per year. This may not be very convenient if you need only one template. Second, Easy-Peasy advertises its product as a template, while in reality, it produces a fully generated personal statement.

Although you might use it as a template and write your personal statement by consulting it, many students may be tempted to submit the template as their own statement. This could result in problems in the long run as the university could detect AI use and the statement would not be as good as if you had written it yourself.

Grammarly’s Personal Statement Generator

Grammarly is a digital writing assistant known for its app that detects spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes. Recently, Grammarly developed a Personal Statement Generator that promises to speed up students’ university applications.

To use it, you must complete the following steps. First, you must input your target audience, such as university admission officers at your selected university. Then you must type detailed information about your talents, passions, ambitions, and aspirations. In step 3, you are required to enter a prompt – if your personal statement has one. This could be a prompt provided by the university you are applying to.

Once these steps are complete, Grammarly will provide a list of ideas that could help you write your personal statement. As an example, if you are applying for a degree in creative writing, you might be advised to explain when your passion for writing developed and how this experience shaped your approach to storytelling. All the provided ideas will be specifically tailored to the background you have previously provided.

The benefit of Grammarly’s generator is twofold. First of all, it is free of charge and there is no need for a monthly or yearly subscription. Second, the tool does not write a personal statement for you. Instead, it gives you tips and ideas that could help you start writing and craft a unique statement. This approach encourages creativity and ensures that your personal statement remains authentic without making you a cheater.

Takeaway Message

In conclusion, while AI tools like Easy-Peasy and Grammarly offer convenient solutions for crafting personal statements, it is essential to weigh their advantages and disadvantages. Easy-Peasy’s Personal Statement Generator provides quick templates but requires a subscription and may risk plagiarism. On the other hand, Grammarly’s Personal Statement Generator offers tailored suggestions for free, fostering creativity and authenticity in your writing process. Ultimately, Grammarly’s tool seems like a better option.