Frose03
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#1
I’ve written the intro for my personal statement a while ago but I cringe reading back on it. Does anyone have any idea how to write a good personal statement? Especially an intro. I know maybe writing a really good question or a quote is good but where can you find a quote and how do you come up with a good question that it somehow fits into the personal statement
0
reply
nightedworld
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 month ago
#2
What course are you applying for? I’m applying for Psychology and I used a quote by a psychologist Zimbardo and then said what interested me about his research. I then followed on from that to explain about how I read one of his books. It depends on your course but if you’ve read books/watched TED talks for it then maybe find a quote from that and explain why it interests you.
0
reply
Frose03
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#3
(Original post by nightedworld)
What course are you applying for? I’m applying for Psychology and I used a quote by a psychologist Zimbardo and then said what interested me about his research. I then followed on from that to explain about how I read one of his books. It depends on your course but if you’ve read books/watched TED talks for it then maybe find a quote from that and explain why it interests you.
It’s for computer science, it’s a very broad subject so I’m not exactly sure what to pinpoint for. Thank you for your suggestions they really helped! I appreciate it
0
reply
AzureCeleste
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 month ago
#4
Start in the middle and do the beginning at the end. I found that made my life easier.
0
reply
Frose03
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#5
(Original post by AzureCeleste)
Start in the middle and do the beginning at the end. I found that made my life easier.
I’ve heard quite a few people say that actually

Thank you!
0
reply
Interrobang
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 month ago
#6
You should generally avoid quotes and anecdotes entirely in your PS - they are a waste of space
0
reply
Frose03
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#7
(Original post by Interrobang)
You should generally avoid quotes and anecdotes entirely in your PS - they are a waste of space
But isn’t that a way to catch the reader?
0
reply
Interrobang
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 weeks ago
#8
(Original post by Frose03)
But isn’t that a way to catch the reader?
No - it's very rare that a quote would be 'unusual' or 'unique'. A PS isn't about catching the reader - it's about engaging with the subject and letting them know why you are interested. It's very rare that I have seen a quote or an anecdote work well
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

What factors are most important to you when considering a university in Clearing?

How well the uni/course ranks (1)
50%
Location (1)
50%
How effective their covid-19 policies are (0)
0%
What courses they offer (0)
0%
Course content (0)
0%
Social life options (0)
0%
Accommodation options (0)
0%
Something else (let us know in the thread!) (0)
0%

Watched Threads

View All