Should I Take Personal Statement Advice

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Ive written my personal statement for 2015 entry to Nursing. Hears my question. Is to much advice a bad thing?

My college arranges meetings, presentations and gives hand outs for personal statements and we are given advice on what to change/add/remove... Theres also lots of guidance online.

If I make all the changes suggested and follow the advice, my application may end up sounding exactly like everyone applying from my college and also my message may get lost.

On the other hand, they must know what theyre talking about as its their job so I should possibly take all the advice they give me...
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(Original post by clairepemberton)
Ive written my personal statement for 2015 entry to Nursing. Hears my question. Is to much advice a bad thing?

My college arranges meetings, presentations and gives hand outs for personal statements and we are given advice on what to change/add/remove... Theres also lots of guidance online.

If I make all the changes suggested and follow the advice, my application may end up sounding exactly like everyone applying from my college and also my message may get lost.

On the other hand, they must know what theyre talking about as its their job so I should possibly take all the advice they give me...
There is no harm in listening to advice.

You can always question whether that advice will apply to a Nursing application (often generic PS advice falls down for health professions courses) and also for the person giving the advice to explain what difference a change will make and why it would influence an admissions tutor's opinion.

Then if someone advises a change with a compelling reason that is relevant to nursing then you can either chose to take the advice or not. After all it is your PS = that means it is personal to you.

It is always worth getting someone to proof read your PS to make sure that the messages you want to come through are coming through clearly - it's very easy if you self-proof read to miss out sections of logic or word something in a way that makes sense to you but would make a stranger reading the PS come to a different conclusion.
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