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A reasonable start point for a newbie
on 7 May 2012
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.