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    Hi everyone,

    I've been writing my personal statement for a while now and i was just wondering if there are any generic do's and dont's. I am applying for straight Psychology BSc.

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by ambergraver)
    Hi everyone,

    I've been writing my personal statement for a while now and i was just wondering if there are any generic do's and dont's. I am applying for straight Psychology BSc.

    Thank you.
    - Do: emphasise why you are interested in the course and personal qualities which make you suitable for it
    - Do: end it as positively as you started it, and don't allow the quality to drop at the end. Keep it positive and strong throughout!

    - Don't: start off with a generic introductory sentence which lots of people are likely to use, such as "From a young age I have been interested in..."
    - Don't: include things which aren't relevant, and keep talking about things like hobbies to a minimum, as this wastes valuable characters and lines. For each thing you talk about, ask yourself 'does this really matter?'

    Good luck with your application!
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    (Original post by ambergraver)
    Hi everyone,

    I've been writing my personal statement for a while now and i was just wondering if there are any generic do's and dont's. I am applying for straight Psychology BSc.

    Thank you.
    http://university.which.co.uk/advice...ology-students
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    Don't use the word passion in the first paragraph
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    There's also an article on the wiki about how to write a psychology PS (check the links below in my signature)
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    - Do: emphasise why you are interested in the course and personal qualities which make you suitable for it
    - Do: end it as positively as you started it, and don't allow the quality to drop at the end. Keep it positive and strong throughout!

    - Don't: start off with a generic introductory sentence which lots of people are likely to use, such as "From a young age I have been interested in..."
    - Don't: include things which aren't relevant, and keep talking about things like hobbies to a minimum, as this wastes valuable characters and lines. For each thing you talk about, ask yourself 'does this really matter?'

    Good luck with your application!

    Thank you! i think the statement is pretty clear and on track at the moment, i've made an appointment with the head of my college's Alevels, and should be sending it to a few teachers soon
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    Don't turn the word 'do' into plural with an apostrophe before the s, it can never be done that way. This is actually a nationwide issue, one of my hobbies is to look for ads in the commercial break where there is a mention of Terms & Conditions at the bottom to check who is using a proper agency and who isn't and there is widespread confusion on the subject: most household names have it properly condensed into T&Cs but there are some big names who pay for their T&C's. Don't we refer to MPs instead of MP's, GPs instead of GP's?

    Sorry if it sounds pedantic but it's all I could think of that could be of real help.
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    There's also an article on the wiki about how to write a psychology PS (check the links below in my signature)
    im writing my PS

    my 3 body paragraphs are about psychology and another paragraph on extra curricular which isnt actually relevent to psychology like volunteering and peer mentor. do you think i should replace that paragraph of EC with another psychology related paragraph about what i found interesting? or would it look like i was trying to put too much psychology in there? i have a topic i want to talk about but have no more room and im not keen on the EC paragraph.

    hhellppp?? my psychology teacher is absolute fart and didnt even bother giving feedback.
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    It doesn't need replacing, but depending on the length you may want to condense it and talk more about your interests in psychology
 
 
 
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