Think of your personal statement as an article. Due to the
short word count in your personal statement, you will have to adopt an
article writing structure to create the poweful elements.
In this way, think up at least four key headings - delete these after you have written your personal statement and make sure that
you don't wander from one heading to another in the same sentance.
And it is all
to easy for this to happen unless you do organise and structure your UCAS personal
I would suggest
that each section is divided into paragraphs with a theme and a hook to the others.
The first and most important maxim of article-writing is to keep in mind one theme
one article. Therefore, this can relate back to the UCAS personal statement. Your
theme is your study area and your subject is you. The body of the statement, should
expand outwards to the sides as you relate your studies to each area on the UCAS
must make sure that your tone is study based. Do you intend to bring a smile to
the admission officers lips? Whatever the tone, you must make sure that you leave
the reader with a positive perception of your skills as a student.
Example structure using the article method
My deciding factor of studying
About my A levels
Why I wish to study
What I can bring to the course