You will use a seven step process that will build your confidence and help you create a compelling personal statement.
Reading the book is like being in a coaching session with the author; the tone is light and supportive, and you will be carried along through specific exercises that culminate in the completion of a really effective Personal Statement.
Collect it * identify your positive traits, skills, abilities and accomplishments and feel confident about promoting yourself on paper.
Expand it * create a 'degree specification profile' to see what the departments are looking for with respect to the courses that interest you.
Prove it * evidence of your skills by listing examples from your life,inside and outside education. Think about what you are offering in terms of strengths and what needs further development.
Draft it * note down your findings so far and start thinking about how to structure them.
Build it * begin building the structure of your statement and formulate your sentences.
Review it * read hints about structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting, plus guidance on receiving feedback.
Submit it * a last chance for reflection, re-jigging, and refining; and for reassurance before you submit your statement!