How to cite work in Personal Statement?

Hello,Do people usually cite or reference stuff in a personal statement for college? I've read many sample essays and have yet seen one with work cited. I am currently writing a statement but I am a bit concerned if citing/referencing is allowed at all? My ideas heavily rely on citing passages from a website.Please provide advice. Thank you much.

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One Answer to “How to cite work in Personal Statement?”

  1. mksmith says:

    It’s not that you can’t reference other work, but the key word in personal statement is “personal.” Remember, it’s not an academic essay. The more space you devote to other people’s words and ideas, the less space you have to let your own personality and voice shine through.