MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

95 views

How shall I open my personal statement?

The important thing with personal statements is to grab the reader's attention in the first sentence. As it's a personal statement, the reader wants to know about YOU - this means that opening your statement with a quotation is not a good strategy. Perhaps open with the reason why you came to be enthusiastic about the subject you are applying for, or if you have a particularly strong view about something to do with your subject then make this your opening sentence. The key is to have an attention-grabbing opening sentence about you which won't blend in with the thousands of other statements which that person will be reading. Catch their eye with something unusual and punchy. 

Issy W. GCSE History tutor, A Level History tutor, GCSE Classical Civ...

2 months ago

Answered by Issy, a Mentoring -Personal Statements- tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

242 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£24 /hr

George S.

Degree: Combined Honours (English Literature and Spanish) (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: -Personal Statements-, Spanish+ 3 more

-Personal Statements-
Spanish
Maths
German
English

“Hi, I'm George - a Spanish and English undergraduate. I would love to tutor anybody studying English or Spanish (and GCSE or A Level), as well as GCSE German and Maths!”

£22 /hr

Stephanie K.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Cardiff University

Subjects offered: -Personal Statements-, Human Biology+ 1 more

-Personal Statements-
Human Biology
-Medical School Preparation-

“Hi, I'm Steph a medical student at Cardiff University with a background in Biomedical Science (Bsc). I tutor Human Biology with a particular interest in Anatomy. Science has always been the core to my love of learning. I hope my passi...”

£20 /hr

Matilde W.

Degree: Psychology (Bachelors) - Southampton University

Subjects offered: -Personal Statements-, Psychology+ 2 more

-Personal Statements-
Psychology
Law
French

“About Me Hi there!  I am an undergraduate student, studying Psychology at the University of Southampton. I have a real enthusiasm for Psychology, which I am sure will be projected in tutorial sessions. I have read several academic ps...”

MyTutor guarantee

About the author

£20 /hr

Issy W.

Degree: History (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: -Personal Statements-, Religious Studies+ 6 more

-Personal Statements-
Religious Studies
Philosophy and Ethics
History
German
Extended Project Qualification
English Literature
Classical Civilisation

“About me: I am a history student at Bristol University. I have always loved the humanities subjects such as history, classics and languages too, and I hope I can encourage others to share this attitude through my tutorials. I am very...”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Issy

How can I revise the set texts ?

How do I embed a quotation in my essay?

How shall I open my personal statement?

Is there a good way to remember accusative prepositions?

Other Mentoring -Personal Statements- questions

In my personal statement should I talk about what I want to do after university?

What is relevant to put in my personal statement?

How do I structure a Personal Statement?

How should a personal statement be started?

View Mentoring -Personal Statements- tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok