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Does anyone have some personal statement examples? What are the best and worst you have seen or can envision?

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There's a bank of personal statements on this site.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...ment:Physics_1
That's the worst one I've seen so far.
I think the best one I've seen was from one of my friends applying for medicine. She got an interview at Cambridge
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Does anyone have some personal statement examples? What are the best and worst you have seen or can envision?
The worst are ones with multiple grammatical or spelling errors. Also those which are basically a list of things a person has done or a list of skills “I’m a good leader” I’m responsible I’m a team player. The best are well written, thoughtful, show what a person has learned from their experiences and how they relate to the degree they want to do and future career plans, and give examples of how they have showed the skills they are claiming.
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All I would say is demonstrate rather than state something. Instead of saying “I have a heart-felt passion for physics”, demonstrate your passion through your reading or show that you’ve actively researched the topic
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Yeah, there is a really good website that gives examples by degree choice and some recieve ratings.

Its called studential
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(Original post by ZombieTheWolf)
Yeah, there is a really good website that gives examples by degree choice and some recieve ratings.

Its called studential
Thank you. It is helpful, ZombieTheWolf.

P.S. Nice profile image.
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Do remember though that all Universities reserve the right to run PS's through plagiarism software - if your PS flags up too many times for copying, you will be rejected.
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https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...onal-statement
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I was told by admissions people to follow the fornat, when you list a skill that is useful to your profession then explain how you obtained/developed it. For example 'I developed my communication skills by mentoring young students in X subject for X years' . Then is you want to be better add some specifics to the activity in question. that prove how you would have developed the skill
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