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    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?
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    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?
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    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.
 
 
 
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