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    In my personal statement I say that I read the Economist magazine. Is it a good idea to briefly write about an article that links to my chosen course or is it a waste of time? Is it better if Ii just say it keeps me up to date with current affairs (something along those lines). Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by KSIOlajideBT)
    In my personal statement I say that I read the Economist magazine. Is it a good idea to briefly write about an article that links to my chosen course or is it a waste of time? Is it better if Ii just say it keeps me up to date with current affairs (something along those lines). Thanks in advance
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    If you are applying for a related degree, then definitely - extra reading is how you show your interest. Saying that you read something doesn't add anything unless you talk about why it was interesting
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    (Original post by KSIOlajideBT)
    In my personal statement I say that I read the Economist magazine. Is it a good idea to briefly write about an article that links to my chosen course or is it a waste of time? Is it better if Ii just say it keeps me up to date with current affairs (something along those lines). Thanks in advance
    If this is economics or related, then everybody says they read the Economist. Seriously, everybody. In my time as a PS Helper I reviewed hundreds (maybe even thousands) and possibly one or two didn't say some variation of "I keep up to date with current affairs by reading The Economist". Some mentioned the FT as well.

    So if all you say is "I keep up to date with current affairs by reading The Economist" there's no point mentioning it. It's boring. It's cliche. It's the same as everyone else.

    So yeah, either make it more personal by saying something about an article, or don't do it at all.
 
 
 
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