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You need to demonstrate that you show the events in your life rather than tell them.

Bad Example: " I am good at maths."

Good Example: "From an early age calculations have naturally always been easy for me. My first position, when I was a young boy was in a cake shop. At the end of my shift I added up the till each day - which only improved my problem solving skills."

Notice the difference between the two examples above? The good example clearly demonstrates that the student has experience of maths in a work place.

You need to show and not just tell to make you UCAS personal statement stand out.

If you need help visit our samples page for inspiration.


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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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