Because entry into many programs can be competitive, you need to craft an application package that will get you noticed by a selection committee.
Resources to assist you in putting together a strong application package
Personal Statement Feedback Appointment: If you are planning to continue your education you can book personal statement appointments with the knowledgeable and experienced writing instructors in the LA&PS and Bethune Writing Centres.
A Primer on Getting Into Graduate School: a list of useful tips from Eric Walters at UC Berkeley.
Writing the Personal Statement: Purdue Online Writing Lab provides this list of things to consider when writing a personal statement, including questions to ask yourself before you write.