Using plagiarized content _ Personal statement examples can serve as excellent guides when it comes to writing your personal essays. However, using the actual content of these samples and passing them off as your own is one surefire way to jeopardize your statement. Plagiarizing other people's work so that your personal essay appears highly interesting is a sign of incompetence and irresponsibility. Surely, you would not want to communicate these poor qualities to the selections committee. If you must, make use of personal statement examples, you need to use them only as guides. You can use the outline as a sample, so you will know which experiences to include in your essay and which ones to leave out.
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