What Is the Best Way to Write a Narrative Statement?

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Narrative statements, also called personal statements, vary in content but should be consistent, have a main focus, include engaging and creative content, avoid generalizations, convey knowledge of a certain academic subject area or job skill and avoid repetition. Narrative statements are used in several arenas, including job applications and academic settings. They ultimately help writers "sell" themselves by highlighting their best features, unusual and valuable skills and past accomplishments.