I'm here to get advice on my personal statement/statement of purpose for grad schools. However, my major is biology and I have a low overall GPA (but not physics GPA). In fact, I was academically dismissed earlier in college because of grades. However my previous two years were very good and I've obtained a lot of credit hours within physics. This leads me to my question: how should I address the A) choice of major and B) the academic dismissal in my statement? My advisors and professors have told me I should take ownership of all of this and not ignore it within the statement, but I'm a little confused on how to address it. I don't want to linger on it or bring more attention to my "failures" than I need to but I need to explain myself somehow. Can I get some advice on how to approach this? I also want to say that, if your response to this is that I shouldn't apply or that I should realize how the odds are stacked against me then I'm going to ask that you not respond to my prompt. I'm well aware of the odds and the competition so there's no point in me rehashing this conversation. Anyways, thanks in advance for the help!