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    I know that a major reason applicants get rejected to their chosen coruse is because they dont show they know enough about their course in the personal statement (PS).

    I have gone thru and checked all my courses and what they do on the course... But now i have a list ive got myself in a piggle, im not sure what to do with it lol.

    Obviously they all differ but are similar in one way or another (even the courses are a bit different) but in general they all relate to business and politics (joint honours). Should I say " and i know you do blah blah topic A and after reading about this in background reading books and found it interested me because i like analysing books"

    I know that was crude but its just to show you what i mean. If its not, how should I do it? Deadlines getting closer and closer and im getting worriedddddd!

    *panic* thanks for your help
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    I mentioned how things I did in my personal time related to my course. For example, by travelling to Auschwitz last year this shows how I have an interest in travelling, different cultures, places of historical importance, and of course particular periods of History, etc. I read books to expand my knowledge of different view points, aspects of society, etc.
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    '...and such and such a thing that I have done in the past has given me XYZ skills which I feel will be good for whatever bit of the course...'

    '...I am looking forward to studying whatever bit of the course because I feel that my experience in such and such has given me XYZ skills that I need...'

    Dont make a big point of knowing whats on the course - you wont be the only one to know. Just casually drop it in there.
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    (Original post by neutralmilkhotel)
    I mentioned how things I did in my personal time related to my course. For example, by travelling to Auschwitz last year this shows how I have an interest in travelling, different cultures, places of historical importance, and of course particular periods of History, etc. I read books to expand my knowledge of different view points, aspects of society, etc.

    (Original post by jeffercake)
    '...and such and such a thing that I have done in the past has given me XYZ skills which I feel will be good for whatever bit of the course...'

    '...I am looking forward to studying whatever bit of the course because I feel that my experience in such and such has given me XYZ skills that I need...'

    Dont make a big point of knowing whats on the course - you wont be the only one to know. Just casually drop it in there.

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    Talk about books you've read... shows you *must* be interested.

    Things you've done that relate to your course, work experience... tutoring younger students...

    The kind of things you can include will depend on the course, but basically anything that you can link to your course can be included
 
 
 
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