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personal statement help

Is it okay for me to quote a few lines from a book i've read and then to reflect upon it
Ive heard its frowned upon by admissions tutors but i think the context in my case makes it okay because im extending upon the quotes with my own opinions rather than hiding behind the original opinion
Also i think by quoting it theres evidence ive read the book
It's ok but it's not really a good idea

Your PS is about your interest in the subject - it isn't an academic essay. The topic of your PS is YOU so using up multiple lines to quote a book isn't very helpful
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It's ok but it's not really a good idea

Your PS is about your interest in the subject - it isn't an academic essay. The topic of your PS is YOU so using up multiple lines to quote a book isn't very helpful


I see, instead of quoting, should I paraphrase and then link back to my own opinions?

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