I've written drafts of my personal statement for physics, and have asked a few teachers to look over it and have identified an issue which I can't work out how to fix.
I have written a few paragraphs where I've talked about books I've read by demonstrating what I've learned from them, but they're not personal enough i.e. the paragraphs sound more like a piece of academic writing regarding the topic, showing what I know instead of showing why I find the topic concerned interesting which I'm not sure on how to articulate (if that makes sense). Does anyone have any advice regarding this?
Need advice on talking about physics books in a personal statement Watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-07-2014 16:56
- 19-07-2014 17:10
What did you learn that really made you stop and think, wow? Why did it make you think wow? How are the books relevant to your future career as a physicist, beyond the fact that they are Physics books?
- 25-07-2014 22:31
Erm. I'd pick something like quantum entanglement and any book along that theme.
I'd also put something in there that shows you loved it from the age of, say, six. I read about the big bang when I was five and spent hours and hours staring up at the sky wondering if some being a trillion miles away was staring "up" at me too. Then I played football.
Do as MrEFeynman suggest. Sit down in front of Word and write out what you LOVE about physics. Don't even think about how to put it on a personal statement - just do as he suggests. Once you've done that, you can worry about transferring it. Your natural passion should carry across fine.