How long should you spend on your personal statement?
Dr Adrian Bell, Admissions Tutor, Engineering, UMIST Page 2 2 Your Personal Statement should be between 350 and 500 words in length and contain a number of paragraphs that link together in a logical, well-written style.
What do law schools look for in a personal statement?
In your personal statement for law school you want to present yourself as intelligent, professional, mature and persuasive. These are the qualities that make a good lawyer, so they’re the qualities that law schools seek in applicants.
What is a good personal statement for law school?
The personal statement is your chance to REFLECT upon your life and show the law school admissions committee who you are as an INDIVIDUAL. Tell the Admissions staff something about yourself, your experiences and your life. Use vivid, descriptive prose with the intent to draw readers in and keep them interested.
Can you copy someone’s personal statement?
Don’t copy someone else’s UCAS Personal Statement or use something you have found on the internet. UCAS use software to check every personal statement for plagiarism. Don’t make it up!
Can you use your previous personal statement?
Yes, it’s fine. The UCAS system knows you wrote your old personal statement and so it won’t get flagged for plagiarism.
How do you write a personal statement if you don’t know what you want to do?
Write down everything that you can think of about yourself: your hobbies, your interests, things you’ve done, lessons you’ve particularly enjoyed, books you’ve read…all that stuff. Don’t filter anything at this stage – just write it all down whether it seems immediately relevant or not.
Can I use the same personal statement?
If there’s no prompt or guidelines, you can re-use the same idea for your personal statement – but change the details wherever relevant, making sure to emphasize why you’re applying to this specific program.