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    I am a bit stressed writing my personal statement and getting my UCAS ready to apply! I want to study History, but my personal statement a bit average, and some people at my college have done loads of drafts. I want to get my application in as early as possible so that I have a higher chance of being accepted. I'm worried that I won't have enough academic things to say about myself and will talk too much about my job and extra-curricular activities.
    If anybody has any tips/advice about how to handle this I would be very grateful! Thanks!
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    (Original post by freya17)
    I am a bit stressed writing my personal statement and getting my UCAS ready to apply! I want to study History, but my personal statement a bit average, and some people at my college have done loads of drafts. I want to get my application in as early as possible so that I have a higher chance of being accepted. I'm worried that I won't have enough academic things to say about myself and will talk too much about my job and extra-curricular activities.
    If anybody has any tips/advice about how to handle this I would be very grateful! Thanks!
    Stop comparing yourself to other people. There's no law that says what a "draft" is, so they could have just changed one sentence, declared it a new draft, and thus done "loads of drafts". That doesn't say anything about the quality or content.
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    Key rule my school told me is 75% educational and why you want to study the course, 25% personal.
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    Most of your statement should be academic. Extra curriculars need only be about 100 rods with a focus on relevant translatable skills. Only talk about work experience if it's relevant. Try our PS builder tool (see my sig) to help collect your ideas and with structure.
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    Also, as long as you apply before 15th January, your chance is no different for getting accepted
 
 
 

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