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    (Original post by braceface)
    the intro.
    Ahh, how have you managed that? I always find the intro the hardest and end up leaving it till last!
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    I wrote mine in January last year...
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    I've done my first draft, and am now working on improving it for the second
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    Whats the structure for it? Like how many words/characters etc are you allowed?
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    (Original post by ShortyGetLow)
    Whats the structure for it? Like how many words/characters etc are you allowed?
    See the Personal Statement Questions thread
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    (Original post by F1 fanatic)
    See the Personal Statement Questions thread
    Thanks I did try looking but obviously failed.
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    None.

    Well, when I say "none" I mean I've written 5 introductions, all of which I've discarded because I simply cannot do it. I struggle to talk about myself in a positive way; I cannot help but make the occasional popular culture reference (which will not be appreciated) and I like to have political humour.

    None of which makes for an excellent personal statement.

    I have started to experience severe pangs of jealousy when people talk of "cutting their personal statement down, because there's just so much to say!"

    (I think reading examples of people who have travelled to x954954584 countries, helped orphans, volunteered anywhere and everywhere, and have immersed themselves in other cultures has also not helped.)
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    Not much, a few ideas.

    Haven't even decided for sure what to apply for yet.

    ARGH!
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    However long you work at it, when you look at it in a month, you'll still cringe.
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    (Original post by kiss_me_now9)
    Ahh, how have you managed that? I always find the intro the hardest and end up leaving it till last!
    I spent about two weeks working on the intro alone! I had to to make sure it wasn't cheesy, but still memorable.
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    Nada. I'm applying to do Languages and can't think of anything relevant
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    (Original post by MewMachine)
    1st draft is done, our school wanted one before summer.

    yh same here too..
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    Nothing really. Read a few but haven't started mine. Still deciding what course I want to do. Crap
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    i've thought of starting it, but got guests over now though so i'll concentrate on reading around my subject, economics, until about the 10th august,
    hopefully with good planning it should come out alright,
    most of my friends don't even know what they want to do, i know one person who is still undecided between neuroscience and classics and so hasn't done anything yet, just to let people know that knowing which subject at this stage is already quite good
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    If it means anything, last year I didn't start mine until about mid-late september, and I applied Oxbridge so had an early deadline too.. You don't need nearly as much time as the school seem to suggest to get it done.. It's just easier on them work wise as they have less to go through at once.
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    :O Oh god I've not even started writing it.. I'm waiting for my higher results to come through first. My School hasn't even mentioned anything about it yet.. when is it you usually send them off?
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    15th mini draft; 4th overall draft (don't ask how it works).
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    I didn't start mine till mid-september either and had it sent off by early nov. Don't over think it, theres no point doing loads of drafts.
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    (Original post by emilyjane_09)
    I won't decide on a course for definite until results; cba writing 2/3 different ones yet.
    same...
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    I've written a draft but nobody told me to. School said to wait til September :/
 
 
 
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