OXBRIDGE PERSONAL STATEMENT EDITING
Making Every Sentence Count
Writing the personal statement is a daunting task and let's face it - we're not all born authors like J.K. Rowling. Where do I start? Does this sound too cheesy? Are there enough buzz words? Maybe you just need a fresh pair of eyes to look at your application. Our Oxbridge tutors at MediTutor are here to help, get your statement marked and edited by our experts.
SIX GOLDEN RULES
Our experts recommend these top tips
THE OPENING PARAGRAPH
The admissions team read through thousands of personal statements, you MUST stand out. Consider using an anecdote that is indicative of your personality and passion for the subject.
90% ACADEMICS, 10% YOUR INTERESTS
Unlike other universities, the personal statement should be primarily academic focused. Save only the last few lines for your extracurricular activities. Oxbridge admission tutors are less focused on the "well rounded student"
TEAM WORK, LEADERSHIP, EMPATHY, PASSION, KIND
All too often, students send us personal statements with a list of of adjectives describing themselves. Limit your long lists to a few points, provide supporting evidence and focus on reflection. Quality is always better than quantity.
READING, CONFERENCES & ATTENDING LECTURES
Prior to writing your statement, read vastly, attend conferences and lectures - try and attend some lectures in the department, these are listed well in advance on the university website.
IS ALL OF YOU'RE SPELLING & GRAMMAR CORRECT?
Just how you noticed our grammatical mistake above - make sure you double and triple check your statement before the final submission. One of the most common faults we see are the incorrect use of commas.
THE GOLDEN CONCLUSION
Conclude as strongly as you started. End your personal statement on a strong note by stating the key personal attributes that you believe makes you well-suited to the academic rigours of studying at Oxbridge.
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