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    Im writing a personal statement for a philosophy joint honours degree for a number of russell group universities and am wondering if it would be a god idea to quote a couple of scholars? Or are quotes within a personal statement a bad idea?
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    Quotes don't tend to be well received. You're better off talking about your own thoughts and ideas and referring to people to talk about why they inspired you to do the subject.
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    Though if the quote references to a topic of philosophy specific to my degree and that of which is even in the syllabus at my first choice would it not look good to show i have knowledge of scholars involved within the topic?
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    You don't need to quote someone to show you know about them or their work. Your thoughts and opinions about their work and why it interests you is more like what admissions officers are looking for. They aren't interested in quotes by other people.
 
 
 
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