AI Tools That Can Help You Write Your Personal Statement


9th February 2024

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Your personal statement is a means of communicating not only your goals and ambitions but also your ability to write effectively. That is why your statement needs to be written flawlessly. This may not always be an easy task, especially if you struggle to get English grammar and sentence structure right. To help you with this process, this blog introduces you to two AI  tools that can help you edit your statement and ensure its clarity and professionalism. The two tools, called Grammarly and Hemingway Editor, are somewhat similar and you can choose which one suits you better.  


To use Grammarly, you will need to download an app on your computer.  The app can be installed on both Windows and Mac operating systems, allowing you to access the full range of its features directly from your desktop. Once installed, Grammarly can help you polish your personal statement and make sure it is error-free. You will need to input your text into the Grammarly editor and the tool will automatically detect and highlight grammatical errors, punctuation mistakes, and spelling issues. 

Additionally, Grammarly will offer suggestions for improving sentence structure, word choice, and overall clarity. With just a click, you can apply these suggestions to refine your personal statement. The only disadvantage is that, when using a Grammarly editor, you will need to paste your statement into the editor, correct it, and then paste it back into your Word file, which may take some time. 

To overcome this limitation, you can install Grammarly as a plugin in Word, which will allow you to make corrections to your personal statement as you write it. To get more detailed suggestions on how to improve the grammar and overall clarity, you can always opt for the premium version of the app, which offers advanced features and suggestions. 

Hemingway Editor

Unlike Grammarly, Hemingway Editor is a web-based tool that can be accessed directly through your browser, which eliminates the need for downloading any apps. Once you input your personal statement, Hemingway Editor will analyse it for readability, highlighting complex sentences, passive voice usage, and overly dense language. With its intuitive interface, Hemingway Editor will provide suggestions for simplifying your writing, improving clarity, and enhancing overall readability. 

However, similar to Grammarly, you’ll need to copy and paste your personal statement into the editor, make adjustments, and then transfer it back to your Word document. For seamless integration, you could consider using the Hemingway Editor desktop app or browser extension, which will allow you to edit your personal statement directly in Word. 

As is the case with Grammarly, Hemingway Editor offers a paid version, which can rewrite sentences directly for you. 

Takeaway Message

Whether your personal statement will benefit more from Grammarly or Hemingway Editor is up to you and your personal preferences. In either case, the tool will improve your statement and make sure it is written flawlessly. If you decide to pay for the premium version, Hemingway Editor will be a cheaper choice. Before paying, however, you could try both tools to see which one suits you better.