How to Start a Personal Statement for University

Start your personal statement by getting straight to the point. Try to immediately demonstrate that you are enthusiastic about your chosen course and be specific about yourself. Avoid using clichés such as “I have always loved…” or “ever since I was young…”. Don’t use gimmicks to catch the admission team’s attention or a quote from someone else. It may also help to save writing your opening lines until you have written the main body and conclusion; then, you might have a clearer idea of how you’d like to introduce yourself. For more guidance, take a look at The Profs’ expertly researched article and video presentation here.

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