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If you are applying to study at a university abroad, you are often required to write a personal statement.Through this personal statement, you introduce yourself to the university giving the admission committee a richer understanding of you as an applicant and showing your motivation and commitment to your chosen university course.Here are some quick tips to write a personal statement that stands out:
- Write clever, high impact opening sentence.
This is usually written last to avoid getting a ‘block’ about it
- Over half of the statement should be about the subject area, because:
- This shows real passion for the subject area
- Faculty members and academics are passionate about their subject!
- What are your career aspirations after studying the particular course?
- Talk about extracurricular activities if you can link it back to the course you want to study.
E.g. You captained the football team which helped you develop important leadership skills, which will help you in your BSc Business Management Course.
- Use professional but concise language.
You usually have a limited amount of space so it is best not to use language that is too “flashy” and “flowery”.