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    So, I've been given less than 3 weeks to write my personal statement (I know), and with no help at all... I don't know if I'm going in the right direction?! I feel like it's not... academic enough. Is it wrong to give examples to support my points? Or do I have to stick to the basic, "I want to do this because..." ,"I'm suitable because..."
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    (Original post by ri.tatexo)
    So, I've been given less than 3 weeks to write my personal statement (I know), and with no help at all... I don't know if I'm going in the right direction?! I feel like it's not... academic enough.
    This is quite a general question you're asking but I'd always point people towards this great video which helped me a lot.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    This is quite a general question you're asking but I'd always point people towards this great video which helped me a lot.
    I'm only 11 minutes into the video and I've almost completely rewritten the first half! Thank you so much!
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    I'm only 11 minutes into the video and I've almost completely rewritten the first half! Thank you so much!
    Glad it helped
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    (Original post by ri.tatexo)
    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

    So, I've been given less than 3 weeks to write my personal statement (I know), and with no help at all... I don't know if I'm going in the right direction?! I feel like it's not... academic enough. Is it wrong to give examples to support my points? Or do I have to stick to the basic, "I want to do this because..." ,"I'm suitable because..."
    Just checking, where are you applying? You've posted this in the Open University forum, but one doesn't apply to the OU (you just register), and they don't ask for or expect a personal statement.
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    Just checking, where are you applying? You've posted this in the Open University forum, but one doesn't apply to the OU (you just register), and they don't ask for or expect a personal statement.
    I'm "applying" to the OU, I was given an application guidance booklet and I have to write a personal statement, a short essay/discussion task, too.
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    (Original post by ri.tatexo)
    I'm "applying" to the OU, I was given an application guidance booklet and I have to write a personal statement, a short essay/discussion task, too.
    Really? That's odd, perhaps it's a specific to Nursing because I didn't need to 'apply' and I don't know any other OU student who did. I guess you learn something new everyday. In that case, I would also point you in the direction of the Nursing PS guide (https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...ement_Guidance) and the PS library where you can read old statements to get an idea of how to structure them / what to say: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/con...nal-statements
 
 
 
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