Do’s when writing your personal statement

•A well prepeared Action plan will help with choosing what you might want to put in 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.