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Did you ' bend ' the truth in your personal statement Watch

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    I never lied, just put things in a way that might have made me appear to have done more than I actually have, but no lies.
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    (Original post by oShahpo)
    I never lied, just put things in a way that might have made me appear to have done more than I actually have, but no lies.
    I think that is everyone with their PS haha
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    If you have to bend the truth to make yourself sound suitable for your chosen course, maybe you have chosen the wrong course...
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    (Original post by Artjen)
    If you have to bend the truth to make yourself sound suitable for your chosen course, maybe you have chosen the wrong course...
    It is a lot of space to write about and stating you benefited from one activity slightly more than you did doesn't detract from your love for a subject.
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    Yeah, nothing was a flat out lie but I'd 'enhanced the truth' for the majority of it.

    For example, I helped out on a taster day for one of my A level subjects, and literally all I had to do was sit at the back of the classroom and help any of the GCSE kids if they raised their hand, then give a 2 minute talk at the end of the session explaining why I chose that subject at A level. All the kids were way too shy to get involved so I did nothing the whole day. On my personal statement I 'enhanced the truth' using wording like "I conducted various seminars with potential X students giving talks and taster sessions for X subject" or whatever. Not a flat out lie, but it definitely looked better than "I helped out on an open day in Sixth Form for X".

    Outside of college I was also in a band and we did a UK tour, so I mentioned that, but I also mentioned that we had plans to do a tour of mainland Europe too. Obviously we didn't do that in the end, but it wasn't a straight up lie... we did have plans. But that's all they were.. plans. Again, it looked pretty good on my statement, and even if we did do a tour of Europe they never could have found out if it was the truth or not without talking to me properly and researching it.

    Worked out alright in the end.
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    Did anyone have their personal statement written by anyone but themselves? family, third party?

    Just wondering.
 
 
 
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