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randomperson244
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Am I allowed to talk about liking my subject when I was a child? I want to explain how I’ve always loved my subject but everywhere I hear that it’s cliche to be like “ever since I was a child.. blah blah blah”. Is it that specific phrase of “ever since I was a child” that’s cliche or is that the just the whole thing of talking about liking your subject since childhood that’s the cliche? How else am I supposed to explain where my love for the subject began if I can’t talk about liking it in my childhood
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don’t talk about how you love it because it is cliche, talk about how it has impacted your life and perhaps include something meaningful where you can be empathised with. for example if you wanted to study accounting, go with something like “growing up in a financially unstable household” or something like that!!
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maybe reflect on what made you like it as a child - if you had quite an undeveloped childish understanding of the career as a child, you could maybe talk about how your understanding of the career has developed and how you now love it more because you understand even more about it??
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It’s a big no no to say things like “ever since I was a small child……….”
“I have always…….”
Universities want to hear about you now, what interests you, what you have been doing, relevant experience to the course you’re applying for.
They read thousands of PS’s. Try to find an opening sentence that is perhaps a little unusual and catchy.
Your enthusiasm for your subject will come through without you saying you’ve loved it since you were 4yo.
Be prepared to write several drafts, good luck
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You don't need to talk about having a long-standing interest in a subject - focus on why now
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