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    I'm so scared of getting my Personal Statement wrong, I can't even start writing it! Who has tips?

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    I'm so scared of getting my Personal Statement wrong, I can't even start writing it! Who has tips?
    Don't be scared of writing your personal statement, there's plenty of time to perfect it and make it as good as possible

    Some things to include in it are:

    - Why you want to study your chosen subject
    - How your interests in your chosen subject have developed
    - Ways in which your A Levels have helped prepare you for university study, e.g. doing powerpoint presentations has improved your public speaking skills.
    - If your chosen subject is one which you did at A Level, briefly mention which topics you enjoyed most and why
    - Qualities you have which make you suitable for the course, e.g. patient, determined, flexible, hard-working, organised etc.
    - Any relevant work experience / extra activities you take part in / EPQ
    - What you hope to gain from attending university, e.g. enriching your knowledge of a certain subject, making yourself more attractive to employers by using your degree to develop useful skills etc.

    As you have a limited number of characters, try to keep your statement concise and not ramble about things which aren't relevant. Remember, the goal is to tell your universities why they should choose you to be a student with them, not to list everything you've accomplished to date like a lot of people seem to do in their personal statements!

    I hope these points help
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