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    Can anyone think of a catchy sentence i can start my personal statement with? Im applying for psychology, any help appreciated
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    I can't really think of anything atm but I have to stress that if you do get a useful reply, DO NOT use it word for word, it'll get picked up by the plagiarism detectors and your application may be rejected
    Maybe start with something recent that you did like a project that inspired you to study psych further?
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    Simply start the first paragraph with why you want to study it, and what attracted you to the subject.
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    (Original post by ambiplasma)
    I can't really think of anything atm but I have to stress that if you do get a useful reply, DO NOT use it word for word, it'll get picked up by the plagiarism detectors and your application may be rejected
    Maybe start with something recent that you did like a project that inspired you to study psych further?
    I definitely was not planning on copying word for word anyway, just need something to get me thinking
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    Are there any punchy real world situations which you’ve encountered that have kick started your interest in your subject?

    Is there a unique experience you’ve had that made you think you want to take your subject further?
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    (Original post by timif2)
    Are there any punchy real world situations which you’ve encountered that have kick started your interest in your subject?

    Is there a unique experience you’ve had that made you think you want to take your subject further?
    i was going to take part in a neuroscience study but sadly couldnt, and ive done work experience in a care home these are all i can think of which might sound relevant, maybe come uo with something so i can rephrase it?
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    Talk about why you are interested in the subject (e.g. what areas)
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    (Original post by teeee0)
    Can anyone think of a catchy sentence i can start my personal statement with? Im applying for psychology, any help appreciated
    Mine was something along the lines of: I first developed an interest in studying this subject further when I read this book or had this experience. Worded a bit better but can't remember all the detsils. Not the most catchy, but you want to show your interest in the subject and prove you'll be able to commit to a 3 or 4 year course. I'm sure you know that and just need help to start. So maybe try and keep it straightforward. Or start with an article you read, or a book that developed your interest. Not into psychology myself but hope I helped.
    Also, have really good GCSE grades and expected A Level results.
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    (Original post by teeee0)
    Can anyone think of a catchy sentence i can start my personal statement with? Im applying for psychology, any help appreciated

    Hi,

    Wrexham Glyndwr University have a blog you may be interested in reading:

    https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Howtoap...onalstatement/

    It gives you hints and tips of what to include and what to avoid. Hopefully this will be useful for you :-)

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    I began mine with "Without psychology, we would be unable to... etc etc" I tried to think of the role in which psychology plays and the importance of it and working this into my reasoning for why I want to study it, rather than explicitly stating why I have an interest and essentially saying "I have an interest in psychology because etc", if that even makes sense hahha that might help to get you thinking?

    Where are you thinking of applying?
 
 
 
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