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teacher's advice on personal statement by guest at 16:49 17/07/2012

This is the best advice I have read so far on writing the personal statement. It is clear and makes sense - very helpful. Thank you!

Comment by guest at 14:46 22/08/2012

Some of this is a bit harsh though, don't you think? 'If you sink to that level, you don't deserve to go to university.' And some points I would never do, like changing 'during my week of work experience' into 'in my work experience'... it sounds lazy. Just my opinion though...

unhelpful by guest at 10:47 27/08/2012

his has to be the most unhelpful advice I have found yet. It is badly written and contains many inacuracies!

this teacher has to be anonymous by guest at 18:35 3/09/2012

because he/she has no empathy... I know so many who are great at writing personal statements and got into great school and also did well on exams, but all they did when they are not in school is excessive amount of alcohol and sex. You can say someone's personal statement isn't well written but don't judge who deserves to go to an university or not. You cannot possibly know the person who wrote the statement that well. It's only marketing and good products can have bad marketing while bad products can have great marketing.

Comment by guest at 10:45 3/10/2012

You didn't think to proof-read before publishing harsh criticism of student grammar...? I also enjoyed the sections titled 'Amateurishness' and 'Cut pomposity'. How poignant.

Oh dear by guest at 16:13 22/10/2012

This is terribly written and unclear. And whilst it does include some helpful advice, the majority is self-contradictory. Got very frustrated while reading this - hope this man has no say in admissions.

Comment by guest at 06:37 11/12/2012

This is brilliant. I laughed so hard.

Comment by guest at 08:47 9/03/2013

just spent so much time reading this n was preparring to make alterations to my PS but when i read the comments below, i got stuck. i came here for some clarity but now, im confused & annoyed!

Make your mind up! by guest at 12:15 10/07/2013

In one section you advise against saying you're good at something, then further down state that there's nothing wrong with doing so. Confusing for students, particularly as you offer very few suggestions as to what they should include!

Comment by guest at 15:30 8/11/2013

unbelievably helpful. thank you so much

Comment by guest at 00:46 15/11/2013

I feel like there are some interesting and helpful comments on here but unfortunately their value is decreased by how bitter and rude this is. Students writing a personal statement are worried enough without bitter comments. I understand that students need to know the truth but I feel like this has been written in too harsh a tone to be taken seriously.

Comment by guest at 10:17 15/11/2013

I love it. Want more.

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