English Language Personal Statement

English Language. To most, a simple form of interaction. To the world, the mother tongue of communication and business. For me, a passion and hopefully my future. Excited to be a part of the modern day lingua franca, I am intrigued by the importance and the complexity language holds.

For language can arouse many emotions; hearing a child speak their first words can be beautiful, witnessing a politicians speech can be comforting and reading a headline can often be disturbing. I would relish the opportunity to extend my knowledge and understanding of the English Language.

My ultimate ambition after accomplishing a degree is to teach at key stage 5. I believe I have the competencies required to inform and inspire others on the subject I hold so closely to my heart.

Complementing English Language, I perused Psychology and Media Studies at A-level. Comparing psychological theories was a great eye opener.

Admittedly, I do not possess strong judgments with regards to evolution, nevertheless, I found studying the human mind and behaviour remarkable.

I particularly enjoyed exploring the work of Noam Chomsky and Jean Piaget, these Psychologists have fuelled my appetite for teaching and child development.

Whilst studying the media syllabus, I became critically conscious of the persuasion to which we are all subjected too and found the power of the press phenomenal. I was fortunate enough to interview some familiar faces and I was able to apply my industry experience to my work.

During this time I gathered valuable analytical and representation skills which supplemented my English Language coursework. In addition, I acquired journalistic practice by writing reviews for a student magazine. My proudest academic achievement came at key stage 4, where I attained a diploma for attending a ‘Gifted and Talented Workshop’.

Responsible for my own group I designated roles for each, guiding them to victory and winning the holiday we had created.

So far in the world of work, I have had several positions in several different sectors. Some unchallenging and most unrewarding. Searching for the perfect post has been disheartening, making me more determined to spend my life in the right career. Lightening the mood, I have accumulated precious skills and discovered strengths in communication and team-work.

Working solely on commission as a party organiser, my enthusiasm for the role enabled me to build a creditable client base and gain recognition through the company. My demonstrations incorporated both oral and visual promotion.

Thus, public speaking, once an alien trait, is now my second nature; whether it be voicing my opinion or demonstrating a product. This attribute can only aid my capability of becoming a successful teacher of the English Language.

Pursuing a teenage trend of fame, fortune and footballers, I began glamour modelling simply on a whim.

Far from cocksure, I was able to build my self-confidence and explore an industry masked in glamour. Being crowned ‘Miss South Yorkshire 2008’ opened many doors and I subsequently graced the covers of celebrated magazines including ‘Nuts’ and ‘Exposed’.

I soon established that underneath the glamour is a trivial world of demands and deadlines. A world, which enabled me to mature and question what it is exactly that I wish to achieve from life. Modelling, alongside media studies, spurred my ever increasing passion for photography, a hobby I find therapeutic at times.

Nevertheless, I prefer reading and writing a thousand words than trying to capture them in a pixel. Being family oriented is primarily the reason I wish to remain in Sheffield to obtain a degree. Many of my friends have graduated via Hallam University and have recommended you with gratitude.

“We can’t plan life. All we can do is be available for it.” I agree entirely with Lauryn Hill, so much so, I have this quotation tattooed down my spine. For I am available and eager to begin my next adventure through life at your university.

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This personal statement was written by louster for application in 2010.

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Statement rating:*****

Comments

Brilliant - only statement I

Brilliant - only statement I've read where the writer has preserved their integrity - your wit and grace will take you far!!

wow this is good

wow this is good

Good.

Awestruck!!

This is one of the bests!

This is one of the bests! However, that tatoo thing ruined the ending...
(it's just a personal opinion, though)

I would have never thought

I would have never thought that modelling can be related to this, but you succeded. In any other way of phrasing it would have sounded self-praising. My only problem is that the commitee will remember you as the tatoo-girl...However, the point is that they will remember.

A very good review overall,

A very good review overall, but I think that as you are applying for English Literature, it might be useful to talk about your Wider Reading

Wish this was me..... (sad

Wish this was me..... (sad face/admiration face)

Uh...

I'm a few paragraphs in and the grammar's not great. Surely it should be up to scratch for an English degree...?

what?!?!

I genuinely cannot believe that somebody wrote in their PERSONAL STATEMENT FOR UNIVERSITY that they 'graced the covers of celebrated magazines such as 'Nuts' and 'Exposed'!!!!

The fact that you modelled for a magazine bordering on pornography is completely irrelevant from an English degree. Superficial, false and downright stupid.

what?!?!

I genuinely cannot believe that somebody wrote in their PERSONAL STATEMENT FOR UNIVERSITY that they 'graced the covers of celebrated magazines such as 'Nuts' and 'Exposed'!!!!

The fact that you modelled for a magazine bordering on pornography is completely irrelevant from an English degree. Superficial, false and downright stupid.

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