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    I wrote my personal statement and I need it to be reviewed professionally.
    Where can I submit it privately?
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    (Original post by yasminmalhis)
    I wrote my personal statement and I need it to be reviewed professionally.
    Where can I submit it privately?
    Why? Most people do without that and manage completely fine. Get a teacher or family member to look at it.
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    Why? Most people do without that and manage completely fine. Get a teacher or family member to look at it.
    I really want to be accepted and I don't want it to sound shallow
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    I really want to be accepted and I don't want it to sound shallow
    I appreciate that but getting someone who doesn’t know you to review it will be of very little help. They won’t be able to advise you of what to include or what to change based upon your own personal talents and strengths. I’ve been accepted into Oxford with no help other than that of my parents and teachers and I don’t go to a private school, just your average state school. I wouldn’t waste your time.
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    Don't submit it anywhere online unless you want to completely rewrite it all over again.

    As said above, get your teachers to look at it for you.
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    1. your relevant subject teacher
    2. your referee for ucas
    3. reread it with a fresh, open mind. i suggest you leave a good 2 week gap between editing
    4. read some general tips. e.g dont include irrelevant things like grades, avoid quotes (its really cheesy), know the difference between confidence and boasting, try to back your points with relevant experiences, so theyre not empty words.

    i would not recommend someone online checking it for you as above said. the closest thing i'd do is look up personal statements examples from students who had been accepted before and try to structure it like so and compare the relevance of what you have to theirs.
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    I've found it can help to look at typed pieces in a different font, if you've been looking over it for days on end then a fresh font will help you see mistakes better
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