Present day, quotes from famous or wise minds have become more detrimental in formal writing than helpful this especially goes for residency personal statements like any essay, a personal statement needs a hook or “grabber” to draw in program directors and give you the chance to stand out as a candidate i know it's. So, you're logged into your ucas profile, you're looking at the blank space where your personal statement should be, and you're feeling kind of like this: don't try to show off about how well read you are by taking quotes from classic literature — universities want to know what you've got to say, not what. Profile info this personal statement was written by haleema for application in 2007 haleema's comments thanks for all the don't like the quote mon, 31/03/ 2008 - 15:01 good personal statement overall however i've been told by various admissions tutors that they dont like quotes - particullarly religious ones best of. Stuck on how to write that perfect ucas personal statement here are a important few do's and don'ts to look out for. Picture the scene at a university that you are applying to - the admissions tutor is sitting in his or her office with a pile of ucas forms on top of his or her desk, having a good few years ago now, reading a wonderful personal statement from a mature student from the caribbean which started with a bob marley quote before. We have compiled some tips to help students write the perfect personal statement as well as a series of direct quotes from our admissions tutors although you can apply for up to five courses via the ucas form you only write one personal statement your statement can be up to 4,000 characters or 47 lines of text.
Meet every deadline both in school and for ucas – teachers can't proof read personal personal statement even though you may believe that you are the only person applying for a place on a course with a particular set of exam results and are using a quote, ensure it is accurate and you explain how it has inspired you. Ucas are picky about how you format your personal statement they don't want you to use any special characters - é, à, è, ù, backslashes and curly brackets are all out as is the euro sign (which no one can find anyway) and funny angled quote marks (stick to and ' ) also don't waste characters on indenting lines, ucas. Ucas application writing your ucas statement when you only have 47 lines / 4,000 characters to convince universities that you are the student that they will want to study on one of their courses, then some students use quotes at the start (or at some point in their personal statement) be careful if you're going to use. I've seen a lot of people saying quotes at the beginning, or in any part, or a personal statement are a no-go personally, as long as it's relevant i don't see the problem what do you guys thinksee moresee less possibly appropriate when ucas system of personal statements began - and it was seen as.
Writing your ucas personal statement can be daunting – particularly if you've never had to do anything like this before how do you sum up all your interests even worse is a random quote with no explanation: 'we must all face the choice between what is right, and what is easy' lovely, but what does that say about you. Be careful with humour, quotes or anything unusual – you do want to be individual, but if the admissions tutor doesn't have the same sense of humour as you the ucas personal statement is a 47 line (or 4000 character) piece of writing that allows you to tell the universities and colleges you are applying to why they. Your personal statement is an important part of your ucas application click here to use our personal statement tool so you can create your application. Wwwessexacuk 3 about the course two thirds of the personal statement should be about the course that you are applying for: ucas limits your personal statement to 47 lines (including blank lines) or 4,000 characters ( including spaces) quotes are good but keep them short and only use them if they are relevant to.
Applicants are allowed to use a maximum of 4,000 characters or 47 lines in their personal statement, and we would expect you to fully utilise this space to use quotes keep them short and relevant don't talk about how you prefer one university over another - remember your personal statement is seen by. Hackneyed quotes about law a personal statement is just that: personal regurgitating often-used quotes wont impress, unless you use them in an original way admissions tutors read hundreds of personal statements so including the same quote as everyone else looks generic and/or lazy also, try to. 'it might be tempting to start your personal statement with an epigraph but, often, beginning with your own words is best and more likely to be original,' says dr helen moggridge, a lecturer in geography at the university of sheffield if you do want to include a quote, make sure it's relevant to the course you're applying for and.
Your ucas personal statement is your chance to show universities why you deserve a place on their course it's also your opportunity to a quote doesn't give you the chance to show why you should be given a place on the course and can use up a significant proportion of your 4,000 characters don't mention particular. 'so many people use the same quotes and the worst scenario is when it comes right at the start of the statement with no explanation' 'i don't care what locke thinks ucas uses stringent similarity and plagiarism software and your universities will be told if you copy anything from another source and as for. Chapter 1 discusses the ethical concerns associated with source citation as you write personal essays (see student writing and ethics section) sometimes, rather than a formal footnote or end citation, a contextual narrative citation will be sufficient if you are using a well-known quote or paraphrase (“einstein said that.
Top tips on writing your ucas personal statement including how to start your statement as well as advice on structure, how to write it and the layout don't randomly drop quotes into your statement unless you can back up why the quote has influenced you don't try to be funny (even if you are) and litter. A personal statement is both a piece of art as well as a prescribed science the 4000 character limit offers a clichés, idioms and quotes the example ever since i was a according to ucas and the telegraph, its variations are some of the most overused opening sentences: from a young age i have. The personal statement opens with a pretentious-sounding quote, which, let's face it, the student probably found from googling “quotes about english for just this university, but they've immediately alienated admissions tutors from all the other universities they've almost certainly put on their ucas form.
Writing your ucas personal statement is just as much about knowing what not to say: with that in mind here are the top personal statement cliches to avoid if you're already preparing your 2017 personal statement for ucas, here are our tips on how not to write it via cdniseduhk quotes many would. Aside from avoiding overused quotes and words such as 'passionate' or 'deeply fascinated', we recommend being original and referring to personal experiences as a way to draw attention for example, if you were writing a personal statement for a history course, you could open with something like, “making an evacuation. Just outside the top ten was a quote from former president of south africa, nelson mandela: “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, chosen by nearly 150 mary curnock cook, ucas' chief executive said: “the personal statement is supposed to be personal.