Writing Your UCAS Personal Statement

Answers:

True or False

 

True

False

  1. There is no limit to a personal statement

 

X

  1. A personal statement can be written in paragraphs

X

 

  1. The UCAS apply software has spelling and grammar checks

 

X

  1. You can write different personal statements for each of your five choices

 

X

  1. You can use bold, italics, and underlined characters

 

X

  1. You should keep a copy of your personal statement

X

 

  1. UCAS uses plagiarism detection software

X

 

  1. There is a link to “A Personal Statement Guide” on Apply

X

 

Thinking about the MACK Acronym…

“As Head Girl at my school I am responsible for organising prefect rotas and liaising with both the school management team and fellow pupils. I also have to represent the school at events both in school and in the community. This has helped me to build on a whole range of skills including communication and team-working skills.”

This paragraph best displays an applicant’s MATURITY

“Working part-time has given me vital work experience and the chance to expand my skills but most importantly it has enabled me to enhance my time management through organising study for a full school timetable and my work outside of school. This is something I feel would be beneficial for student life”

This paragraph best displays an applicant’s ABILITY

“I have been an avid swimmer since starting secondary school, sometimes practicing up to six times a week. Swimming has shown me the importance of sticking to a task. I recognise that through constant practice, evaluation and improvement I can make sure that I am performing to the best of my ability.”

This paragraph best displays and applicants COMMITMENT