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How should a personal statement be started?

I believe that the best way to begin a personal statement is to immediately begin with an interesting point about yourself that relates to the degree you're applying for. Beginning with "I want to study x because..." isn't a particularly engaging and original opening. It's best to try and open in a way that will interest the reader and show a real enthusiasm for the subject you are applying to study for.  

Charlotte P. A Level English Literature tutor, A Level Business Studi...

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Degree: MA Viking and Anglo Saxon Studies (Masters) - Nottingham University

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“About me: I am an English Literature student at Durham University, having sat English at GCSE and A-Level, as well as doing an Extended Project Qualification on literature. I am a firm believer that the beauty of English lies in the f...”

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“Hi! I'm Thahesh, a third year medical student, who achieved 4A*s at A level, currently intercalating in Neuroscience and have a passion for teaching! ”

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Degree: English (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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Business Studies

“About Me I am a first year English student at University of Exeter and I have always been an avid reader who is truly passionate about English Literature. I also took Business Studies and Government & Politics at A-Level and am confid...”

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