Hey Zengarmy,

Personal statement is something extremely PERSONAL,
therefore I'm not going to write about it any further......
( Nah, I'm just kidding ! )

Let's just face it :
Most of us aren't blessed with a life full of achievements & amazing stuffs 
to be written about in a small tiny little space of personal statement.
What is a personal statement ?
Personal statement is basically a short essay about your life & aspiration.
It's like an identity card for yourself when you're finding the ideal universities

To put it in a shorter & simpler way,
"resume" helps us to find companies, while
"personal statement" helps us to find universities.

D I S C L A I M E R :

You guys don't necessarily have to follow exactly what I suggested.
I mean, this is just a basic guideline that I personally find it useful
for those who're totally at lost & on the edge of 
( LOLZ )

If you're totally lost and don't know where to start off with your personal statement,
read the tips below :

Tip #1

Write about your desired course.

You can apply for many courses at the same time !!!
But it's better if your desired courses are all in the same field :
For example, if you're interested in the Medicine field,
you can simultaneously apply for Pharmacy, Dentistry, Psychology & etc.

Ask yourself these questions :

" Why did you apply for your chosen course ? "

" How does this subject attract you ? "
( Do show that you understand what's required to study the course !!!
For example, if you're applying for Psychology courses,
show that you know skills like analytical, observing & critical skills are required. )

" Why do you think you're suitable for the chosen course ? "

" What are your particular experiences that will help you to succeed on the chosen course ? "

" Is your current or previous studies related to the chosen course ? If so, how ? "

" Have you take part in any activities that demonstrate your interest in the course ? "

Write down answers for these questions.
You are already getting almost half of your personal statement done !!!

Tip #2

Write about your skills & achievements.

Universities like to know what are the skills you have, 
that will help you on the course, or generally with life at university, 
such as any accredited or non-accredited achievements. 
Write these down. 

Also think about any other achievements you’re proud of, 
positions of responsibility that you hold or have held both in and out of school, 
and attributes that make you interesting, special or unique.

If you're applying for universities in countries that use English as the main language,
( such as UK or USA )
Tell universities why you want to study in the that country 
& why you think you can successfully complete a course that is taught in English. 
Say if some of your studies have been taught or examined in English 
& if you have taken part in any activities where you have used English outside of your studies.

Tip #3

Write about your life journey.

Make a list of your hobbies, interests and social activities. 
Then think about how they demonstrate your personality, skills and abilities. 
Try to link them to the skills and experience required for your chosen course.

If you have working experiences,
Include details of jobs, placements, work experience or voluntary work, 
particularly if it’s relevant to your chosen course. 
Try to link any experience to skills or qualities related to the course.

Explain what you’ve been doing since leaving education, 
and provide additional evidence to support your application. 
If you’re not in full-time education, 
you should give details of any relevant work experience, paid or unpaid, 
and information about your current or previous employment.

If you know what you’d like to achieve after completing the course, 
explain how you want to use the knowledge and experience that you gain. 
How does the course relate to what you want to do in the future?

Dos when writing your personal statement !

Do use your best English and don’t let spelling and grammatical errors spoil your statement.

Do show that you know your strengths and can outline your ideas clearly.
Use words you know will be understood by the person reading your statement.

Do be enthusiastic – if you show your interest in the course, it may help you get a place.

Do expect to produce several drafts of your personal statement before being totally happy with it.

Do ask people you trust for their feedback.

Don’ts when writing your personal statement !

Don’t exaggerate – if you do you may get caught out at interview
when asked to elaborate on an interesting achievement.

Don’t rely on a spellchecker as it will not pick up everything –
proofread as many times as possible.

Don’t leave it to the last minute – your statement will seem rushed
and important information could be left out.

Don't push yourself too hard while trying to produce 
an impressive personal statement that will "WOW" everybody.
There's no need for that.

Writing a personal statement should be fun & enjoyable.
It's a door through where universities find you, 
and where people know YOU as yourself.

So don't ever try to plagiarize personal statement from others,
it's very pathetic, and it would be a huge humiliation if you get caught.

P.S. : Read the link below for MORE ♥

Good Luck.

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