Does this count as plagiarism on personal statement

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I just finished my personal statement and I was looking at others to see how mine compares to example ones. I have seen some students from previous years who have included the same ideas as me but expressed differently, some are shockingly close but are still worded different. Should I change my personal statement, I don’t want to be flagged for plagiarism
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I just finished my personal statement and I was looking at others to see how mine compares to example ones. I have seen some students from previous years who have included the same ideas as me but expressed differently, some are shockingly close but are still worded different. Should I change my personal statement, I don’t want to be flagged for plagiarism
Hi ZS159,

It's okay to have similar ideas to other people. I think as long as you came to those ideas on your own and worded them without copying anyone else you'll be fine. There's bound to be similarities as so many people apply to universities each year

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Hi ZS159,

It's okay to have similar ideas to other people. I think as long as you came to those ideas on your own and worded them without copying anyone else you'll be fine. There's bound to be similarities as so many people apply to universities each year

Lucy
Thank you for the reassurance I think I overthought it too much!
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