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The third part of your UCAS personal statement: extracurricular interests and achievements

Friday, October 9th, 2009
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In the final 20-30% of your statement you should concentrate upon your activities outside of formal study.

These activities should indicate to admissions tutors that you possess the kind of talent and personality that will engender a successful period of undergraduate study. (more…)

The second part of your UCAS personal statement: your academic experience, subject knowledge and abilities

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Your choice of subject

The subsequent portion of the statement should concentrate upon your academic experience.

Avoid simply listing the subjects you have studied. That information will already apparent from the rest of your application.

Instead say which areas you have found most enjoyable, explaining why with well thought out reasoning. Give strong precedence here, to your subjects that are directly relevant to the course you are applying for. (more…)

The first part of your UCAS personal statement: Your choice of subject.

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Your choice of subject

Why are you making this application?

The opening of your personal statement should provide some reasoning for your choice of subject. It will usually make up around 30-50% of the total.

You should avoid using clichéd and commonplace introductory sentences that any other applicant might have written. Don’t begin with a bland variation of one of the following statements. (more…)

Anatomy of the UCAS personal statement. What a successful UCAS personal statement should consist of.

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
UCAS Personal Statement Structure

Anatomy 1 the science of the physical structure of animals and plants. 2 the structure of an animal or plant. 3 Informal a person’s body: the female anatomy. 4 a detailed analysis: an anatomy of the economic crisis. anatomical adj

In a concise and easy to understand manner this article reveals what are generally agreed to be the key sections of a successful UCAS personal statement and the proper weight to be attached to each.

A successful personal statement should consist of an unambiguous, logical structure, in a manner comparable to that of an animal, plant or any piece of formal written English. (more…)

What should be included in your UCAS personal statement. A concise reminder.

Monday, September 14th, 2009

A successful personal statement will adequately cover the following points.

1# Your reasons for choosing the course

Demonstrate that you have a genuine interest in your subject. Explain which areas that you find particularly interesting? Give specific examples.

Thoroughly read the prospectus and website of the universities to which you applying for ideas.

You might refer to books you have read or inspiring authors, theories and concepts. Perhaps you have visited places of interest or attended work placements that will add credibility to your application. (more…)

Your UCAS Personal Statement: The 70 Essential Questions

Saturday, August 15th, 2009
  1. Where do I begin?
  2. Have I carefully read, and understood the advice on the official UCAS website (www.ucas.ac.uk) with regard to completing the application form and writing the personal statement?
  3. What is the deadline for handing in my UCAS application?
  4. Do I appreciate that writing a first-rate personal statement may take at least four to five weeks?
  5. Do I know how to access support from tutors, careers services and other organisations and individuals? (more…)

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