Your UCAS personal statement must demonstrate: Why you would like to study your chosen subject _ What has influenced your choice of subject _ How studying your chosen course will progress your intended career _ That you are prepared for and will be able to cope with university life _ Attending university will develop you as an individual _ Your achievements in life both academic and extra_curricular _ How any work experience you have conducted has improved you as a person _ That you are a person with a range of interests
It is often said that personal statements are often autobiographical. This may well be true, because a wise maxim is "write about what you know." And, if there is one thing we all know more about than anything else it is our own lives. Often students only write about the reasons why they wish to embark on a particular university course and many personal statements lack emotion, suspense, and tension. However, in a work of fact, emotion, is a key ingredient in successful personal statements. And, while students life's may differ considerably from one other, we will each have known the full gamut of emotions. It is important when writing your personal statement that you convey a sense of place to your reader and the way to do that is with the five senses sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. It is all too easy to forget that scenes, which are indelibly etched on your own mind, will not be equally clear in the reader's unless you make them so by your writing.