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    Okay, so I started planning out my personal statement, and thinking what I should include in it, but I'm finding it so hard!! I think the problem is i have too much advice? Like I've got so much advice from different places I now don't know where to begin? I've spoken to a friend who is studying psychology at uni, and she gave me her basic structure. I've then got advice from my elder siblings/student room/generel websites and then my school as produced a UCAS booklet with even more personl statement advice so I literally don't know where to look! I shouldn't really be posting on here because I think I should just get on and write it, but I seriously need help!!

    Is there anyone who is doing/done psychology recently who can help me with the basic structure, what I should include/what I shouldnt include, any specific things I should mention etc? And what their advice is for planning it/writing it etc

    Any help will be really appreciated! Thank you
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    so youre coming for more advice again lol
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    (Original post by chickenfoot)
    so youre coming for more advice again lol
    Lool, yep, this is what procrastination/not knowing how to start it is doing to me!!!!
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    (Original post by anniemp)
    Lool, yep, this is what procrastination/not knowing how to start it is doing to me!!!!
    i started weeks ago D:
    doing a paychology one also

    if you go to the PS forum and 'look up how to write a psychology ps' there's a template and it's awesome.

    yeah, ive kind of finished my ps. my issue now is that ive got so much time to mull over it, i keep wanting to change it, even though i think it's pretty alright.

    TIP: write ANY old bullshìt, just get in your stride and then you can go back to any parts you dont like.
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    (Original post by chickenfoot)
    i started weeks ago D:
    doing a paychology one also

    if you go to the PS forum and 'look up how to write a psychology ps' there's a template and it's awesome.

    yeah, ive kind of finished my ps. my issue now is that ive got so much time to mull over it, i keep wanting to change it, even though i think it's pretty alright.

    TIP: write ANY old bullshìt, just get in your stride and then you can go back to any parts you dont like.
    do you mean this one?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...onal_Statement
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    yeah! i saved it as a word document and had it side by side with a blank document.
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    (Original post by chickenfoot)
    yeah! i saved it as a word document and had it side by side with a blank document.
    Thank you!!! Think I'll just use this then instead of a million different plans!! Well done for getting yours done!!
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    I got into Warwick to study psychology so I guess my personal statement was successful haha. One tip is to read some psychological books and mention them in your statement to show that you've been doing some independent reading and are really interested in the subject. For example, I read 'The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat' by Oliver Sachs which is a collection of real life psychological stories and I wrote a paragraph on how that increased my interest in psychology. You could also mention what attracts you to the subject and how it will help you in the future good luck!

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    (Original post by anniemp)
    Thank you!!! Think I'll just use this then instead of a million different plans!! Well done for getting yours done!!
    yeah, it has a really good structure then i looked through other psychology personal statements in the wiki just to give me ideas about wording and whatnot, but they didnt really help at all. actually they helped with what not to do.
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    (Original post by chickenfoot)
    yeah, it has a really good structure then i looked through other psychology personal statements in the wiki just to give me ideas about wording and whatnot, but they didnt really help at all. actually they helped with what not to do.
    Yeah unfortunately they aren't the best examples, but because they are uploaded by users we can't control the quality of them However, a number of them are reviewed, so it shows you what not to do, which can be helpful as well!

    There is also the PS building tool, which you can use alongside the psychology article already mentioned
 
 
 

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