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19 Incredibly Useful Tips For Writing The Perfect Personal Statement

Sadly, just asking really nicely isn't enough anymore.

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1. Prepare by writing a list of your significant achievements.

Skill-set for my UCAS Personal Statement kind of fell apart

Fred@Fred_McLean

Skill-set for my UCAS Personal Statement kind of fell apart

11:52 AM - 09 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. These can include academic achievements and personal hobbies.

Safe to say my week of doing my personal statement has gone well

Molly@mollyelisetoms

Safe to say my week of doing my personal statement has gone well

5:49 PM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. A strong eye-catching opening is absolutely key.

My personal statement started well today...

Seb@SebW_A

My personal statement started well today...

4:49 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. A strong approach is to speak directly to the reader.

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5. You must be willing to show how serious you are about wanting to go to university.

personal statement's goin well

6. Make sure your conclusion is memorable.

this is how i want to end my personal statement

Yesica Garcia@_yesicaaag

this is how i want to end my personal statement

5:48 AM - 27 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. It is always useful to follow up statements with illustrations that prove them.

Personal statement done @jonesy_holly

Katie@S03Katie

Personal statement done 😂 @jonesy_holly

12:40 PM - 26 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. No matter how irrelevant they might seem, be sure to mention your hobbies as evidence you are a well-rounded person.

After an hour of trying to write a personal statement I came up with this.

Emilia Owen@Emilia_Owen

After an hour of trying to write a personal statement I came up with this.

6:26 PM - 24 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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9. It is always good to come across as likeable and polite.

My amazing university personal statement

10. It is important to keep working through your inevitable despair and writer's block.

trying to write my personal statement

11. Admissions Tutors will respect your honesty.

personal statement: "I tried my best."

12. Personal statements should reflect your personality.

My college personal statement: I am cool sometimes just accept me ok

Kasey Murrell@_kaseymurrell_

My college personal statement: I am cool sometimes just accept me ok

1:24 AM - 03 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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13. There is no hobby that cannot be made relevant to your application.

look how i described cosplay in my personal statement

space daddy@RYUKOMATOl

look how i described cosplay in my personal statement

11:09 AM - 29 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. Popular culture references are usually a lively addition to any application.

first draft of my personal statement

15. Be creative.

just finished my personal statement. god what a relief.

versace sunburn@versace_gordon

just finished my personal statement. god what a relief.

5:03 AM - 22 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. Presentation is absolutely key.

Just finishing my personal statement for university

Eat my tweets@tweetingattacks

Just finishing my personal statement for university

10:35 AM - 13 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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17. Don't do this.

The worst moment of my life was when I realised I'd forgotten to mention D of E in my personal statement.

Adam Hess@adamhess1

The worst moment of my life was when I realised I'd forgotten to mention D of E in my personal statement.

11:23 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. Ensure every aspect of your application is written to professional standards.

19. If all else fails, try bribery.

Finished my personal statement- it wasn't easy, but I think it's an honest, compelling reflection of my inner self.

Sophia@SophiaDevlin

Finished my personal statement- it wasn't easy, but I think it's an honest, compelling reflection of my inner self.

6:10 PM - 07 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite