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I am applying to economics, I am writing my personal statement and I was if it would be good to talk about Elinor Ostrom?

I am applying to LSE as my first choice
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YES!!!!
Should I mention The tragedy of common as well? Also, because I am originally from Spain can I talk about brexit?
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I am applying to economics, I am writing my personal statement and I was if it would be good to talk about Elinor Ostrom?

I am applying to LSE as my first choice
if it links to your interest in economics... can you contribute any original analysis of opinion?
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(Original post by CollectiveSoul)
if it links to your interest in economics... can you contribute any original analysis of opinion?
well i guess so
i am trying to start writing about biology and natural selection (its one my a levels) and then say how economics is helping and talking about elinor research
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well i guess so
i am trying to start writing about biology and natural selection (its one my a levels) and then say how economics is helping and talking about elinor research
be really careful about the natural selection-economics link. i studied both bio and economics for A level and up to my first year at uni, after which i majored in Biology and I think the link between the two subjects is a bit cliché at best, controversial at worst!
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(Original post by CollectiveSoul)
be really careful about the natural selection-economics link. i studied both bio and economics for A level and up to my first year at uni, after which i majored in Biology and I think the link between the two subjects is a bit cliché at best, controversial at worst!

do u think it is risky to talk about it?
tbh i was just trying to find a different way to approach the economic
or i was thinking about health economics and nhs eg.money for stem research
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do u think it is risky to talk about it?
tbh i was just trying to find a different way to approach the economic
or i was thinking about health economics and nhs eg.money for stem research
yeah the health economics thing sounds much better! and safer. (but best to avoid stem cells. health economics is a huge field though so lots of talking points to choose from)
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ahh okay thanks!!
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yeah the health economics thing sounds much better! and safer. (but best to avoid stem cells. health economics is a huge field though so lots of talking points to choose from)
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There is no point in linking your A Levels to your course choice - focus on your interests outside of your A Levels
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There is no point in linking your A Levels to your course choice - focus on your interests outside of your A Levels
yes there is dear. they want to see commitment to the degree choice and a very small paragraph explaining biology by talking about something interesting like health economics will be helpful, it obviously shouldn't dominate
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(Original post by CollectiveSoul)
yes there is dear. they want to see commitment to the degree choice and a very small paragraph explaining biology by talking about something interesting like health economics will be helpful, it obviously shouldn't dominate
I'm not saying don't talk about health economics, I'm just saying there's no point in relating it to A Levels.

I have reviewed well over 1000 PSs on TSR, and I know that there is no point in talking about A levels - the admissions tutors will know the basics of what is covered, so it won't add anything to the PS. What is more individual is the extra reading etc. that an applicant does
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(Original post by Interrobang)
I'm not saying don't talk about health economics, I'm just saying there's no point in relating it to A Levels.

I have reviewed well over 1000 PSs on TSR, and I know that there is no point in talking about A levels - the admissions tutors will know the basics of what is covered, so it won't add anything to the PS. What is more individual is the extra reading etc. that an applicant does
yeah Ella did not say she was going to talk about the course content of Biology itself, but rather link the subject to her degree (via additional reading) , which is good for a paragraph.
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yeah Ella did not say she was going to talk about the course content of Biology itself, but rather link the subject to her degree (via additional reading) , which is good for a paragraph.
yes exactly!
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yes exactly!
where else are you applying? i did Biology at St Andrews but took Economics as well in my first year. applied to Durham, Warwick and Bath but LSE wasn't for me being in London!
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where else are you applying? i did Biology at St Andrews but took Economics as well in my first year. applied to Durham, Warwick and Bath but LSE wasn't for me being in London!
Ucl, kings, queen and City; i am only applying in london
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Ucl, kings, queen and City; i am only applying in london
ah ok interesting choices!
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I'm not saying don't talk about health economics, I'm just saying there's no point in relating it to A Levels.

I have reviewed well over 1000 PSs on TSR, and I know that there is no point in talking about A levels - the admissions tutors will know the basics of what is covered, so it won't add anything to the PS. What is more individual is the extra reading etc. that an applicant does
i have got a small paragraph on calculus that i have done in a level maths how it can help me with the course, what u think about it?
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i have got a small paragraph on calculus that i have done in a level maths how it can help me with the course, what u think about it?
It's not necessary - focus on the stuff you've done outside of your A Levels linked to economics A lot of applicants will have done A Level Maths
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(Original post by Interrobang)
It's not necessary - focus on the stuff you've done outside of your A Levels linked to economics A lot of applicants will have done A Level Maths
ah okay thanks! i worked in a bank; should i mention it?
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