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Personal Statement

Personal Statement



A slide presentation on writing the UCAS personal statement

A slide presentation on writing the UCAS personal statement



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    • Drafting your UCAS Personal Statement Rob Oliver http ://personalstatement.blogspot.com/
    • Your UCAS Application School Reference Predicted grades Personal Statement ! Plus…..
    • The box on the application form marked 'Personal Statement' is your chance to shine as an individual in your own words in the UCAS application. The Personal Statement
    • The Personal Statement
      • Why are you interested in the course you have chosen?
      • What interests you about the chosen subject?
      • What career plans do you have?
      • Any job, work experience, voluntary experience?
      • Extra-curricular activities, honours, awards?
      • ( from www.ucas.ac.uk )
      By UCAS…..
      • Submitted Online
      • 4000 characters with spaces
      • = about 500 words
      • = about 5 paragraphs….
      • No need to list A/AS subjects
      • No need to list universities
      • No need to tell your life story……
      The Personal Statement
    • Paragraph One : Motivation for Course Choice Paragraph Two : Academic Interests and Achievements Paragraph Three : Important Background Experiences Paragraph Four : Extra-curricular Paragraph Five : Re-state Motivation, Looking Forward Suggested Outline for a Personal Statement
    • Paragraph One: Motivation for Course Choice Why do want to study your chosen subject?
    • Paragraph Two: Academic Interests and Achievements What have you done so far that is relevant to your course choice? What are your strengths as a learner? What do you want to find out?
    • Paragraph Three: Important Background Experiences What experiences have made you the person you are?
    • Paragraph Four: Extra-curricular What activities are you involved in outside school? How do they contribute to your life and your course choice?
    • Paragraph Five: Sum up Motivation What will make you a good university student? Why should they choose you? How do you see your future?
    • While Writing Your Personal Statement……. Read Prospectuses Visit Universities Take Notes Research your Subject(s) Talk to People Get Feedback
    • Drafting your UCAS Personal Statement…… Rob Oliver http ://personalstatement.blogspot.com/ Good Luck!