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Getting Emotion

Moving your readers is essential if you are to get the admission officers attention.

I think it is true to say that those UCAS personal statements which evoke emotion are normally the ones that get through to acceptance.

A successful student one said to me "A reader loves to feel emotion" I think she was right - but we don't want to depress our admissions officer. To quote one of the most famous writers of all time, Catherine Cookson, "The aim of the writer should be to touch the heart of the reader."

In her autobiography, Our Kate, she told of growing up as the illegitimate ( now out of date!) child of an alcoholic mother whom she thought was her sister, a story which moved any reader. Recalling some of the most riveting pieces read out by my students in my english classes, I asked myself what do they all have in common?

The UCAS personal statements all demonstrated them in the best possible light and everyone enjoyed listening to life accounts.

If the readers like to hear the personal statement, you know then, you have a wining combination.


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ucas personal statement
This website is designed to offer both encouragement and practical help to those who wish to start to write the UCAS personal statement for university admission.

Your descriptions on your UCAS personal statement should be vivid enough to envoke a sense of place or situation so the admissions officer is with you on the journey of trying to convince the reader that you are the one for the course.

Personal Statement Editing Services - Warning

If you feel you need extra help when writing a personal statement then beware of rogue online services. You should always write your own personal statement because the risk is that what you send will be the same as everyone elses you will not get a place. We recommend Get Into Uni who is the leader in online admission editing services in the UK, they edit your current personal statement and work with you one-on-one to get it right.
Essayedge.com are also a good service if you live in the USA.

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