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Posted: 06 Dec 06, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AAh! Im being made to write a personal statement about myself. But I can't. Its not like im interesting or anything. Infact I don't even know what a personal statement is. :( There is a question like: Are you a member of a club, society, or committee? And I wrote I go on queenzone alot but I'm not allowed to write that!


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Posted: 06 Dec 06, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my experience, one always thinks that one is boring. Most of the time, other people find you fascinating.
You could approach it from the perspective of "What is something about me that might surprise other people?" You know, like being a Queen fan, or the fact that you like football and you are a girl, or figure skating and you are a guy. Just something about you that doesn't fit the stereotypical norm.
Hope this helps!


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Posted: 06 Dec 06, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Who am I?
2. What are my strengths, beliefs, values.
3. What have I done?
4. Where am I now?
5. What do I want to do with my life?
6. How I plan to accomplish my goals.

The words you write are going to paint a picture of you to the reader.

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Posted: 06 Dec 06, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Custard you are trying to describe yourself to other people. Write about your likes and dislikes, your interests. Do not worry if other people find you interesting or not, just be sincere. I would find it awkward to write a statement about myself, so i admire your effort to write one about yourself.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is this for UCAS at all? If so, good luck - i've just finished mine, and it was pretty hard work! just try and sell yourself as best you can, and don't bullshit, as you'll get caught out :P

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MissLoaf wrote:

Is this for UCAS at all? If so, good luck - i've just finished mine, and it was pretty hard work! just try and sell yourself as best you can, and don't bullshit, as you'll get caught out :P

Aaah, come on everyone bullshits for UCAS!

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CMU HistoryGirl wrote:

or figure skating and you are a guy.


Then again, you might want to keep that one to yourself.

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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol yeah i'm working on my personal statement at the moment for ucas, and EVERYONE bullshits.

my first paragraph reads *ahem*

'I love puppies and flowers and trees and daffodills, my hobbies are stroking kittens and being generally lovely to everyone :)'

So i haven't done ANY bullshiting lol


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Posted: 07 Dec 06, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't bullshit for your UCAS form, be truthful, but be economical with the truth!


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