The hassle of student applications and admissions for higher education can be quite overwhelming. Everyone is just anxious to get through the needle-hole.
The hassle of student applications and admissions for higher education can be quite overwhelming. Everyone is just anxious to get through the needle-hole. Despite all of this, the favour continues to drop in the students’ side with services proffered to make application less heavy to bear. One such service is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service or UCAS.
UCAS, in general, service students and schools through the processing of student application. Under step 2 of the application process is the introduction of an admission requirement, the personal statement. Since this statement is geared for UCAS, it is understandable for it to be called a personal statement UCAS-specified.
Evidently, the challenge here is for students to write not just any personal statement, but a UCAS-fit statement. Students must take note that the statement isn’t solely UCAS-fit but also university and college-fit. Below is a step-by-step procedure to making your personal statements UCAS-fit:
Start with the UCAS’ webpage on personal statements and peruse every part as these may become handy later.
List your personal information in correspondence to the specifications of the webpage.
Work with your writing style; decide on the organisation of those listed information – which should come first? However, make the distinction of academics and non-academics clear.
Out of the personal information and the chosen writing style, make an outline of the personal statement UCAS.
Use the written outline to write your first draft of the statement.
Take your time reviewing the draft.
Patiently weed out simple grammatical errors.
Make adjustments to your draft through editing of pragmatic errors.
Re-write again and again; do not stop unless it’s confidently a personal statement UCAS-wise.
Have the second level of proofreading done by your instructor or any other qualified for the task.
It may never be easy for students to write a personal statement. Of course, with such ardour to assume self-judgement as enough to evaluate one’s own academic and non-academic to be more than qualifying, but outstanding – seems to be preposterous as it is for either shy or uncertain student entrant.
However, it is this exact point that admissions officers or tutors take time to read each personal statement — to read the maturity of the student. It is because this maturity is the only definite guarantee that a student will be able to cope on the demand of higher education.