engVid quiz

Test your understanding of this English lesson

Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Should you always be aware of and follow the guidelines of the personal statement as provided by the school?

Are a personal statement and a statement of purpose the same thing?

You should begin your statement __________________.

A personal statement should be ___________________.

Before you begin writing the statement, you should research _________________.

Your statement should revolve around _________________.

Is it a problem to have a few minor errors in your statement?

After you've written your first draft, you should _________________.

Remember that your personal statement is ________________.

Next Question

39 Comments on “How to write a PERSONAL STATEMENT for university or college”

Leave a Comment

Great explanation about personal statement!

Friday, May 8th 2020

I got learn to write in a nice way.

Friday, May 8th 2020

Hi Adam,
This lesson will play vital role in learner statement.
Another matter that i wanna to watch your embedded clause but unfortunately I don’t found it.

Friday, May 8th 2020

Gracias Adam! Si es personal Statement, es para postular a una universidad, ¿y la “Bio”, es algo más informal?

Friday, May 8th 2020

    Hi Marialeonor,

    Not really sure what that means,but this is a very formal letter when applying to a university or college. In some cases, it can be written in an informal style, but then you have to be a very good writer with a very clear message. It’s very risky.

    Sunday, May 31st 2020

i got 79 %

Saturday, May 9th 2020

I did a small mistake in a hurry so I tried another time and I got full 100

Saturday, May 9th 2020

Thank you very much. TA Adam. Nothing can be written, if it is not known,what is required. You shed light on what school wants from us. I fully understand now. Thank you a gain for your endless help.

Saturday, May 9th 2020

This was useful to avoid mistakes in the first university impression.Thanks

Saturday, May 9th 2020

Who knows, knows. This is a serious lesson with lots of important advice. I hope that one day I can enroll in a good university, one that I feel good about saying I’m happy to be here. Thanks.

Saturday, May 9th 2020

Adam, would you care to make a lesson “When things go wrong”? One about words (and common collocations) such as blunder, bonker, mishap, gaffe, screw up, fcuk up, etc.

Sunday, May 10th 2020

    Good idea Nutondev. I’ll see what I can do.

    Sunday, May 31st 2020

Thank you for your teaching about writing personal statement. It really helps me.
I will keep that in mind your advice.
Thanks again.

Sunday, May 10th 2020

Thank you very much, Adam.

Sunday, May 10th 2020

Congratulations Adam. Great job.

Sunday, May 10th 2020


Tuesday, May 12th 2020

A question for Adam.
I a sentence,
They adopted this system as MEANING stop and go.
Is ‘meaning’ a gerund? Why? Why no? What is its function here. Are there any -ing clauses in this sentence? Could you give a similar example with ‘as meaning’?
Thank you so much!

Monday, May 18th 2020

    Hi Polluxtroi,

    I would need some more context, but it seems it might mean that they adopted this system as a form of stop and go. Anyway, in this case it is a gerund (object to preposition ‘as’).

    They adopted this system, meaning stop and go. — …, which means stop and go. In this case, meaning is a participle.

    Can you give me the sentence before and after this one?

    Sunday, May 31st 2020


Tuesday, May 19th 2020

Adam is one of the best English teachers particularly in the area of writing. I get a lot of help in learning English from engVid. By watching videos everyday, I think I practise at least listening. But I also think I can get benefit in reading, writing and speaking from engVid. I believe learning English from engVid helps improve my English potentials. it’s a great luck to find engVid which is not yet very well known in my home country. I’ll keep digging engVid. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 19th 2020

    Thank you Insoo. I hope I can reach more Koreans :)

    (by the way, I live in Busan ;) )

    Sunday, May 31st 2020

      Wow. Busan is one of the great travel places in ROK. It’s nice to hear that you live there. I’m digging your lessons and learning a lot. Always thank you!

      Friday, June 5th 2020

Hello adam thanks for your lessons.I have a request, can you cover find errors questions?(I’m preparing for MEXT scholarship’s exam)

Sunday, May 24th 2020

    Hi No0x,

    I looked at a sample test. The key is to understand the different parts of a sentence , i.e. clauses, phrases, modifiers, etc.

    Anyway, I’ll see what I can do about these question types.

    Sunday, May 31st 2020

it was bad. In next time I will do the best.

Tuesday, May 26th 2020

    Keep trying Mbuta51 :)

    Sunday, May 31st 2020

Thanks everyone :)

Sunday, May 31st 2020

Adam, what would be a slang (or at least informal) verb for the verb ‘to cover sb’ – as in a situation where you have promised something to person A, based on a promise from person B, but person B failed to deliver, and now you have to somehow explain yourself in front of person A, and perhaps pretend everything is ok.

Something like ‘to cover’ but maybe more emotional :)
In Polish we have a phrase that would literally mean “to shine/flash one’s eyes in front of sb”

An example:
“Hey, you failed again and you made me flash my eyes in front of John for the second time. I’ve had enough of that!”

I hope this gives you some idea of what I am after. :)

Could we say that the person B stood you up, or is it used only for dating no-shows?

Also, how about a series called “At the office” – where you could give us some vocabulary (both formal and informal) about the most common office situations.

Sunday, May 31st 2020

    In case you were to answer this, Adam, I have made some research, and I am close to believe there is no direct equivalent to what I am looking for. The close matches though would contain: to cover for, to answer for, to do song and dance, to be in a bad spot.

    Sunday, June 7th 2020

      Hi Nutondev,

      To be honest, I’m not exactly clear on the situation. If I can’t keep my promise to person A, I would just have to make an excuse or bite the bullet and admit i made a mistake. OR I could kiss up to person A and make a new person and hope he forgives me and gives me another chance.

      Anyway, there are a lot of slang expressions for all kinds of situations. I can probably think of more for this one :)

      Thursday, June 18th 2020


Monday, June 1st 2020

I’ve learning a lot with your lessons! Thank you so much!

Thursday, June 4th 2020

How about a vocab and idiom video about skill assessments? such as: to be a greenhorn about/in something, to excel at something, to be a newbie, to master, to suck at sth (actually, how much vulgar is this one?).

Sunday, June 7th 2020

    to be one’s strong suit

    Sunday, June 7th 2020

      I’ll see what I can do ;)

      Thursday, June 18th 2020

I really like the way you explain. I am going to start soon. is there any chance you can check and correct me if I am wrong or seems not to the point please.
thanks again

Saturday, June 13th 2020

    I’ll do my best Zaheer :)

    Thursday, June 18th 2020

Hi my lovely teacher Adam. I want to improve my writing skill

Sunday, July 12th 2020

Adam, thank you for your lesson. I am applying for a master degree studying. Your informative lesson about PS is useful for me.

Saturday, July 18th 2020

Leave a Comment