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I'm applying for law and i need major help with how to start the statement and structure it!!!! I've started it but i feel like its absolute waffle and i need help please!! I'm predicted all As and i really want to get into Kings or Queen Mary's
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(Original post by dee002xx)
I'm applying for law and i need major help with how to start the statement and structure it!!!! I've started it but i feel like its absolute waffle and i need help please!! I'm predicted all As and i really want to get into Kings or Queen Mary's
TSR do offer support for students writing personal statements, you may like to start by following this link

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...statement_help
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Also, this is some advice from uni admissions staff

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/con...ff-want-to-see
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Why the course
Why you (i.e. what you've done beyond grades to make yourself a good candidate)

I'm very sceptical of using TSR gimps as sources of advice for the personal statement
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I did like the comment from one uni that applicants should "avoid the common trap of thinking that law comprises two areas only: crime and human rights" because those do seem to be the two areas that people mention over and over again on TSR, so I imagine reading about them on hundreds of personal statements does get boring.
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I did like the comment from one uni that applicants should "avoid the common trap of thinking that law comprises two areas only: crime and human rights" because those do seem to be the two areas that people mention over and over again on TSR, so I imagine reading about them on hundreds of personal statements does get boring.
I think reading PSs of precocious and usually not very bright applicants is invariably a dull affair. No wonder Bristol law does not look at PSs no more.
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Why the course
Why you (i.e. what you've done beyond grades to make yourself a good candidate)

I'm very sceptical of using TSR gimps as sources of advice for the personal statement
Yeah, not many law grads on the team as it seems. Raises the question of who is giving advice and why should it be useful to applicants, who are trying to gain access to the elite courses.
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I think reading PSs of precocious and usually not very bright applicants is invariably a dull affair. No wonder Bristol law does not look at PSs no more.
I wonder if more and more unis will start to move away from them until they eventually need to state "we do read personal statements" on certain courses, in the same way that they state whether they require the LNAT.
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I think reading PSs of precocious and usually not very bright applicants is invariably a dull affair. No wonder Bristol law does not look at PSs no more.
Do you know why?
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Do you know why?
Apparently it was after one of their Admissions team fell into a boredom induced coma after reading one too many?
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Apparently it was after one of their Admissions team fell into a boredom induced coma after reading one too many?
Shame. Mine would never do that. Good thing I am not thinking of Bristol. Reading is where it is at.
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Apparently it was after one of their Admissions team fell into a boredom induced coma after reading one too many?
Fair enough, I thought mine was sick cause I talked about random ass cases and I read it the other day and died cause it was so cringeworthy
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Shame. Mine would never do that. Good thing I am not thinking of Bristol. Reading is where it is at.
What about Exetah???
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Apparently it was after one of their Admissions team fell into a boredom induced coma after reading one too many?
But seriously, it doesn't make sense at all! I wonder why they have decided to no longer take PSs into consideration.
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What about Exetah???
No; have you seen my grades? Too good for Exetah. Reading it is then.
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Apparently it was after one of their Admissions team fell into a boredom induced coma after reading one too many?
returnmigrant I believe said they were no longer viewed as useful. Statements often prepared mainly or wholly by teachers rather than the applicant themselves.
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No; have you seen my grades? Too good for Exetah. Reading it is then.
This sass reminds me of Jamie

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Fair enough, I thought mine was sick cause I talked about random ass cases and I read it the other day and died cause it was so cringeworthy
I was reading my Geography PS I wrote last year the other day and I almost died. It was so OTT. I somehow managed to sound like someone whose entire life depended on studying Geogrpahy at University. I am too good at faking interest.
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This sass reminds me of Jamie

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I won't say RIP because I'm still hoping she'll be back soon
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I won't say RIP because I'm still hoping she'll be back soon
Why did she leave anyways? No doubt sick of people who think rudeness is a personality trait. Oops I said too much.
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