What should I put in my personal statement?

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Pllzzzz guys I just need help on how to write everything, I’ve looked online but still not sure. Like wut questions would I ask myself and in what order??
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Pllzzzz guys I just need help on how to write everything, I’ve looked online but still not sure. Like wut questions would I ask myself and in what order??
Heyyy tbh you need to be more specific like waht u tryna do in the future and then base it off that. You can pm me and i can send you mine
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Pllzzzz guys I just need help on how to write everything, I’ve looked online but still not sure. Like wut questions would I ask myself and in what order?
Type unicompare personal statements in google and you should find this red kinda website then just find the degree and look at the examples.

you should be following a PEE structure (point evidence explain) and try to make sure that 75% is about why you want to do the course and 25% is about you and what you do outside school
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Heyyy tbh you need to be more specific like waht u tryna do in the future and then base it off that. You can pm me and i can send you mine
Thank u so much but I’ve read a lot of examples but I just don’t know how to go about it? Any general tips? Xxx
Btw I wanna do an economics degree and only decided that a little while ago so don’t have any work experience or books that can complement it
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Type unicompare personal statements in google and you should find this red kinda website then just find the degree and look at the examples.

you should be following a PEE structure (point evidence explain) and try to make sure that 75% is about why you want to do the course and 25% is about you and what you do outside school
Thank u so much I’ll check it out! But I don’t have any work experience or anything to put on, I only made a decision to do an economics degree a little while ago so haven’t read a book or anything either
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Don't overthink it. I had no clue where to start on mine, so I just watched a couple of YouTube videos and got started. Literally just get all your thoughts onto paper, then worry about organising them afterwards.

Look at a couple of examples so you know what they may look like, but remember that they can vary drastically. Mine ended up nothing like others I'd read, because it's all about what makes you tick, and not anybody else. That also means (in my opinion) that it should be in your style.

Avoid cliche openings like "ever since I was little..." or "I have an avid interest in...". Don't be afraid to just get stuck in. It may sound a little abrupt, but you only have 4000 characters, so you want to get straight to the point.
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Thank u so much I’ll check it out! But I don’t have any work experience or anything to put on, I only made a decision to do an economics degree a little while ago so haven’t read a book or anything either
Talk about what you did during quarantine like maybe you did a webinar on something economics related or maybe you’ve watched YouTube videos to increase you’re understanding of economics and what it actually is maybe you’ve done a MOOC (via future learn) and if you haven’t done any of these don’t stress just do the parts of you’re personal statement that isn’t about work experience and then do a couple webinars or MOOCs or watch videos about economics and then when you’ve done all that just come back to you’re personal statement and add all the work experience in (don’t worry the work experience I said won’t take that long)
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Don't overthink it. I had no clue where to start on mine, so I just watched a couple of YouTube videos and got started. Literally just get all your thoughts onto paper, then worry about organising them afterwards.

Look at a couple of examples so you know what they may look like, but remember that they can vary drastically. Mine ended up nothing like others I'd read, because it's all about what makes you tick, and not anybody else. That also means (in my opinion) that it should be in your style.

Avoid cliche openings like "ever since I was little..." or "I have an avid interest in...". Don't be afraid to just get stuck in. It may sound a little abrupt, but you only have 4000 characters, so you want to get straight to the point.
Okayyyy! Honestly thank u so much for ur advice! And ur right I swear the hardest part is just getting started loll😭😭
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Talk about what you did during quarantine like maybe you did a webinar on something economics related or maybe you’ve watched YouTube videos to increase you’re understanding of economics and what it actually is maybe you’ve done a MOOC (via future learn) and if you haven’t done any of these don’t stress just do the parts of you’re personal statement that isn’t about work experience and then do a couple webinars or MOOCs or watch videos about economics and then when you’ve done all that just come back to you’re personal statement and add all the work experience in (don’t worry the work experience I said won’t take that long)
Okay thank u so much!! I’ll deffo check those out! Hopefully it’ll let me then put something on my PS a that’ll make it look like I accly want to the course xxx thx again bae
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Okayyyy! Honestly thank u so much for ur advice! And ur right I swear the hardest part is just getting started loll😭😭
Not a problem!

It definitely is. Once you start you'll get a rhythm going, so literally just jot down anything you think is relevant haha.
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Check out this guidance as a starting point https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6666418
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