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Reviewing what you have written

Time to review what you have written down.

To get the most out of this, you need to have a good gap between this step and the previous step.

Reviewing your writing is always better and more productive if you have a period of time between the two when you have not looked at it.

Remember the key purpose of your personal statement. It is to persuade someone to give you a place at University. Who is this ‘person’? Who is your audience? It is hard to write persuasively if you don’t know your audience.

Let’s return to the video you saw in week 1 (you can view it again above). There are lots of opinions in this video. None are wrong, they are different because they reflect personal opinion.

  • How confident are you that you have persuaded these lecturers to give you a place at university?
  • What makes you confident or not confident?
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