I have written my entire personal statement except for the first sentence I don't know what to do
I am applying to study chemistry at uni
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I don't now how to start my personal statement watch
- Thread Starter
- 21-10-2017 12:42
- 21-10-2017 12:52
Take a look at examples of personal statements to get an idea of the structure.
Generally, you start of with a paragraph on why you want to study the course you're applying for.
Then a couple of paragraphs describing your past experience, knowledge and abilities.
Then a paragraph describing your hobbies and how they link into the course you're applying for.
Then a final paragraph wrapping it all up.
The first and last sentence is the most important part of your personal statement.
- 21-10-2017 12:54
You could start if off by saying "My passion for chemistry dates back to primary school when.... I believe this is the perfect course for my future because.... My future aspirations are..."
- 25-10-2017 22:37
Avoid cliches (Like the examples above). Make it personal. Perhaps link to something you have done recently that has confirmed your decision.