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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I am a careers advisor at a school and purchased this on an Amazon recommendation after ordering a related text. I have to say I'm very disappointed with it as it doesn't tell me anything I don't know. Much of it seems a bit trite and wouldn't be much use to those students who are aiming high for the top universities. It would be useful to a student and their parents if little support and guidance is available at their school/college - it will get you on the right track to producing a basic and competent personal statement; to be fair, I suspect this is its target market. If you are trying to get into the most competitive institutions and courses, you are going to have to write with a lot more flair and focus and there are other resources that will be much more useful to you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2011
I had no idea how to even begin to write my personal statement, so I made the choice to buy this book and I couldn't have been more pleased with it. The activities it gets you to do are simple yet so eye-opening. You find yourself referring to the format plan and the questions for inspiration on what to write. It tells you what each paragraph should include. It even tells you the most important things - what NOT to write! I gave my first draft in, and my tutor came back to me to say that it was superb and that nothing needed altering. I attribute a large part of that success to the help and ideas this book provided me with.

Even if you think you will be fine with your personal statement, give this a go. It will improve it, for sure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 August 2013
I am about to become a 'mature' student on a foundation degree course. I found this book well written, very helpful and easy to read. I would recommend this book to anyone needing some knowledge of the UCAS system.

JD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 August 2012
I have recently bought the book. I found it very helpful and it gave me an idea about how to write my personal statement. I think that everyone who struggles with writing his personal statement should buy this book.
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on 21 May 2013
A basic introduction to writing the all-important personal statement for prospective undergraduates. Provides a few useful tips, though much is self-evident.
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on 15 December 2013
NOT SO MUCH INFO AS I EXPECTED
BUT GOOD TIPS
XMAS FILLER
GET GRANNY TO BUY IT
ITS USELESS FOR OX OR CCAMB.
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on 22 May 2014
I am a mum who likes to help but didn't know how to, this is perfect for letting me help without being overbearing
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on 18 October 2014
It never arrived and no communication from the supplier.
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on 15 December 2014
helpful but all this info can be found online for free
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 June 2012
This book is really good at first helping you choose unis and courses but also helps with structure of how you write your statement with good activites which you can build on and develop helping your statement which all create a comprehensive well written statement, don't know how i would have managed without it!!
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