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    i am writing my personal statement and I don't really know how to start, I'm applying for English lit and philosophy (a joint course)

    "Philosophical concepts enable us to understand the overall culture and society based morals throughout history however the purpose concealed within literature has helped shape history."

    so far i have this but i am not sure can anyone give me some feedback ?

    I have no idea what you just said.*

    You're overreaching with this sentence. Just write down, in plain English, why you want to study this combination of subjects. It doesn't have to be impressive, just honest.*
    • Thread Starter

    Okay, I'll try that I just feel like i can't begin with 'I enjoy English and Philosophy because... '

    Thanks tho I kinda went too far with trying to impress.

    (Original post by Trudy9)
    Okay, I'll try that I just feel like i can't begin with 'I enjoy English and Philosophy because... '

    Thanks tho I kinda went too far with trying to impress.
    The thing is, I'm interested to hear the end of that sentence!

    I started my own personal statement for speed and language therapy with something like, "I want to do speech and language therapy because it gives me the opportunity to use the skills I enjoy most in my current role". Not exactly that but it got the point across! *
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