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    definitely has to be 'from a young age I have always been fascinated by...'

    I mean, seriously?! I wasn't interested in anything other than ice-cream when I was young...or maybe thats just me :P
    I used this, but it was true :p:. I seriously did love learning languages from a young age, probably from around 7 or 8 when I started learning German from my grandma's college stuff :yep:
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    I know fascinating is extremely overused and so it should be avoided but it's so difficult to find a replacement that doesn't sound stupid and false! Is intriguing just as bad? Because nothing else that means the same as fascinating/interesting/etc sounds right but I suppose that intriguing is probably just as overused and sounds just as cliche? Aaargh I hate personal statement writing! My brain is just giving up :sigh:
    Whenever I read the word 'intrigue' I get a lil bored. That word is much more overused than fascinating!

    Also if you use a thesaurus it can make you look like you are trying too hard. It is a difficult balance!
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    Cliche stuff won't stop you from getting offers.
    A personal statement is important but there is just so much you can write on a PS.
    A good Personal statement.A good reference.
    and the required grades.That should be enough for an offer.
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    forget cliche words - I think quotes are the most annoying.
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    (Original post by CountDuckula)
    definitely has to be 'from a young age I have always been fascinated by...'

    I mean, seriously?! I wasn't interested in anything other than ice-cream when I was young...or maybe thats just me :P
    I think I wanted to be a fairy or something when I was younger.
    I also wanted to play with my toy Cat Lucky forever and ever.

    Should I write this on my PS?

    I also hate the whole fixing toys/chemistry set analogies for med statements....BORING!!! That said I am struggling to write mine. :sad:
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    Quotes kill the statement for me.
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    It doesn't matter what word you use as long as you demonstrate that you do actually feel that way. Cliches will quickly be forgotten.
 
 
 

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