How to talk about yourself in a personal statement

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    My tutors at school keep saying I shouldn't be referring to myself so much in my personal statement, particularly things like 'this helped me...' or 'i am particularly interested in...' I'm really not sure how to make it personal without talking about me.

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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.


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    Your personal statement is about you, though. I'd say ignore them and continue to talk about the way that things have helped YOU and the things YOU are interested in.
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    (Original post by simonbolivar)
    My tutors at school keep saying I shouldn't be referring to myself so much in my personal statement, particularly things like 'this helped me...' or 'i am particularly interested in...' I'm really not sure how to make it personal without talking about me.

    Any ideas?
    thanks in advance
    Sounds like guff

    Teachers aren't always the best judges of a PS - https://www.tes.com/news/school-news...-ucas-personal

    It might be that they mean your PS sounds a bit repetitive which is quite common. But that's something that can be tweaked in a final draft.
 
 
 
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