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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    I don't even know where to start :\ Coming up with a first sentence that doesn't sound cliche and unoriginal is so difficult.
    Yeah, starting is always the worst!
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    (Original post by Workangel_24)
    You'll definitely need to cut down most of it! What did you include in your ps btw?
    I need to delete that, I meant to write characters not words.Anyway..

    Add stuff like why you want to do the course.
    What you can bring to the uni.
    Extra curricular activites /skills you have.
    I talked a bit about what I have learned during a levels and how that can be applied further on.. blah blah blah

    then some secret stuff to give myself an edge.
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    (Original post by abrack)
    Yeah, starting is always the worst!
    yep the start is the most important imo as that will encourage them to read on haha.
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    I just finished my first draft and it sounds amazing . I'm at 4467 characters need to start cutting it now
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    I need to delete that, I meant to write characters not words.Anyway..

    Add stuff like why you want to do the course.
    What you can bring to the uni.
    Extra curricular activites /skills you have.
    I talked a bit about what I have learned during a levels and how that can be applied further on.. blah blah blah

    then some secret stuff to give myself an edge.
    You can also talk about your EPQ if the topic is relevant to your chosen subject.
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    Hey guys, I was just curious how much everyone has done for their personal statement. I don't want to be the only one behind, I have only done like 2500 characters
    I'm at about your level
    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    I don't even know where to start :\ Coming up with a first sentence that doesn't sound cliche and unoriginal is so difficult.
    Maybe this will help?
    (Original post by RomeoSantos)
    didn't start mine until college started in september last year...still had plenty of time don't worry
    Was that, plenty of time for the Oxbridge deadline or the UCAS dealine?
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    Yeah I have. I'm on 2576 characters atm and I've got a rough idea of where I'm applying.
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    yep the start is the most important imo as that will encourage them to read on haha.
    Technically they're supposed to read it all. Whether that is the reality or not I do not know.
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    (Original post by 04MR17)
    I'm at about your levelMaybe this will help?
    Was that, plenty of time for the Oxbridge deadline or the UCAS dealine?
    both, but my tutor helped me out quite a bit
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    It only has to be 600 words; took me a day to do some day in July
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    wait what i thought it was 4000 words
    4000 words lol. Well done mate 😂😂😂😂
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    (Original post by timster32)
    Bristol!!!! Have fun mingling with private school snobs!
    Is Bristol full of private school snobs? its my 5th choice for Computer science...
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    I went to a careers fair back in July and there was an admissions tutor at the fair with over 30 yrs experience. He said the average time an admissions tutor spent on reading a PS is 90 seconds!!
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    Haven't started yet
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    I've only done 10 lines out of 47/48.

    I feel like I can't ******** my through this like I could with the EPQ
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    Done a first draft...excluding the introduction as i dont know what to write at all
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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    I don't even know where to start :\ Coming up with a first sentence that doesn't sound cliche and unoriginal is so difficult.
    You can keep it simple such as "I first became interested in...when.." Then follow up with an interesting way in which you first explored this subject. That's what i did, and i got all my offers inc. Russell Group Unis.

    It doesn't have to be like this- "History- this seems like such a simple term, the exploration of the past. Yet for me, it is more than that, it is the examination of the progression of thoughts and ideas right up to the modern day and how they have manifsted themselves into events which will forever remain in our minds." This sounds like you are trying way too hard and comes across as fake.
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    Haven't started and i think it will be at least another week before i even start to consider it
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    (Original post by Someboady)
    Is Bristol full of private school snobs? its my 5th choice for Computer science...
    Yes completely. My schools most popular univeristy destination after Oxbridge is Bristol/Durham and the like admissions tutors from Bristol/Durham came to our school for a careers fair and they said that loads of private school people go to these two unis.
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    I've started but Me is a perfectionist and judgement towards myself, so always restarting, editing, cutting, deleting and more
    :mad2::getmecoat::cry::cry::cry::cry:
 
 
 
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