Writing a UCAS Personal Statement in Seven Easy Steps

A really useful guide to creating a successful personal statement

Author: Julia Dolowicz

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848033958

Category: Reference

Page: 160

View: 1843

This friendly and accessible workbook takes you through a series of activities that will help you to gather information about your self and condense it into the format required to complete your UCAS personal statement for university. You will use a seven step process that will build your confidence and help you create a compelling personal statement. Reading the book is like being in a coaching session with the author; the tone is light and supportive, and you will be carried along through specific exercises that culminate in the completion of a really effective Personal Statement. * Collect it - identify your positive traits, skills, abilities and accomplishments and feel confident about promoting yourself on paper. * Expand it - create a 'degree specification profile' to see what the departments are looking for with respect to the courses that interest you. * Prove it - evidence of your skills by listing examples from your life, inside and outside education. Think about what you are offering in terms of strengths and what needs further development. * Draft it - note down your findings so far and start thinking about how to structure them. * Build it - begin building the structure of your statement and formulate your sentences. * Review it - read hints about structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting, plus guidance on receiving feedback. * Submit it - a last chance for reflection, re-jigging, and refining; and for reassurance before you submit your statement!
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The Complete Guide To Writing Your Dissertation

Advice, techniques and insights to help you enhance your grades

Author: Steve Ball

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1848036949

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 2260

If you are studying at undergraduate or masters level it's likely that you will have to write a dissertation, critical essay or project report before you can graduate. Unfortunately, many good pieces of student research and inquiry are devalued - and sometimes even fail - because they are badly planned, structured or written. Make all that hard work count! This new guide looks directly at the processes, techniques and objectives of writing the dissertation itself. It covers longer term aspects - such as planning, scheduling, structuring - and more immediate ones - such as style, detail and managing the length. - Learn how to understand and decode the academic language of research questions, learning outcomes, objectives and assessment criteria, and translate them into the right form of words. - Discover how to maintain that essential focus on your objectives and research question or hypothesis, and their connection to your discussion and eventual conclusions. - Develop a schedule, identifying the tasks and milestones that will keep you on track, and update the plan as you go. - Find a style and structure that will help shape your writing to satisfy the examiners. - Manage the overall length and chapter lengths, and learn how to cut excess content and avoid repetition. - Master the technicalities of dissertation writing, such as methodologies, literature reviews, note systems, referencing...- Learn to how to transform an adequate dissertation into a good one by attending to fluency and detail - grammar, accuracy, consistency, punctuation - and the controlled use of aids such as spellcheckers and style checkers. - Avoid plagiarism and other evils. How can you avoid falling into cheating, either by accident or by carelessness under pressure? With examples and self-checking exercises to help you to stay on the right track, this essential guide will also serve as a valuable aid to all types of academic writing.
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Personal Statements

Author: Paul Telfer

Publisher: Iris Publications

ISBN: 9780951928417

Category: College applications

Page: 74

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A Graduate Guide to Job Hunting in Seven Easy Steps

How to find your first job after university

Author: Jackie Sherman

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1845285271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3869

Getting a job can be hard if you are young and inexperienced, but there is a great deal you can do both before and after you leave university that will improve your chances. This book will show you how, despite all the difficulties and competing applicants you may face, you can still be the one to get the job you want. This book takes a seven step approach to introducing graduates to the analysis, preparation and application they will need in this competitive environment. It will help you decide what you want to do; plan how to get there; and help you use this knowledge to show that you are the best candidate for the job. Step 1: Discovering who you are Step 2: Deciding what to do Step 3: Finding out about work Step 4: Getting ready to apply Step 5: Making applications Step 6: Going for interviews Step 7: Changing direction You will also find ideas for earning a living, or spending time after university in unpaid but rewarding ways.
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How to Write a Winning UCAS Personal Statement

Author: Ian Stannard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909319899

Category:

Page: 240

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The personal statement can be the most challenging section on the UCAS application form. This title will guide applicants through the process of putting together a great personal statement, that sensibly conveys their skills and that will help them to win a place at the university of their choice.
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How to write your UCAS personal statement and get into university: The Ultimate Guide

Author: Mohan-pal Singh Chandan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496979141

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 8339

Written by the experts at PersonalStatementChecker.com, this is the definitive guide to UCAS applications and personal statements for anyone applying to university. It covers the realistic challenges faced by applicants and breaks these down into easy-to-follow steps. PersonalStatementChecker.com’s online customers regularly get into their first-choice universities, and How to Write Your UCAS Personal Statement and Get into University: The Ultimate Guide contains a tried-and-tested, high-quality personal statement walkthrough based on their twenty-five years of combined experience. You will not find such detailed UCAS personal statement advice in any other publication. Amongst many other topics, you’ll learn how to make your personal statement stand out from the crowd, how to write an impressive introduction and conclusion, and how to sell yourself in the best possible light. The final section of How to Write Your UCAS Personal Statement and Get into University: The Ultimate Guide includes dedicated chapters for each of the most popular and competitive subject areas including medicine, dentistry, nursing, law, economics, business, psychology, and many more. Each chapter covers how to write your personal statement and what admissions tutors are looking for in interviews and in your application overall. This guide is indispensable for all schools, colleges, and individual applicants. If you want to know what admissions tutors are really looking for in your application, read this book today. Get into your dream university and secure your future today with PersonalStatementChecker.com.
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The Ultimate UCAS Personal Statement Guide

Author: Dr. Rohan Agarwal,Dr David Salt

Publisher: RAR Medical Services Limited

ISBN: 1912557037

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step…” As you may have already experienced, hardest part of a big project is the first step. It’s easy to plan to start something, but when it actually comes to writing the first words, what do you do? As you stare at the blank page in front of you, how can you fill it? Published by the UKs Leading University Admissions Company, the Ultimate UCAS Personal Statement Guide is the most comprehensive personal statement book available. It contains detailed expert advice for every stage of the writing process; from starting the opening sentence to making the finishing touches. It also includes 100 Successful UCAS Personal Statements for all major subjects - so you can see what the admissions tutors at your university like (and don’ t like!). With contributions and advice from over 25 Specialist Tutors, this is a MUST-BUY for those looking to secure their dream university place.
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Successful Personal Statements to Get You into a Top University

50 Real-life Examples and Analysis to Show Why They Succeeded

Author: Warren Zhang,Hemant Mohapatra

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1472110161

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9257

This book will help aspiring undergraduates through the competitive admissions process for some of the world's top universities. It will help prospective candidates answer a very specific question: what makes a successful personal statement? Using a collection of real-life personal statements from students recently accepted into Cambridge University across all subjects, the authors provide a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to be admitted into a top academic institution. The result is a book that offers a rare insight into the often opaque and complex thought-process that goes into accepting or rejecting a candidate and provides a benchmark for all students looking to study at top universities around the world.
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Get Into Medical School

Write the Perfect Personal Statement

Author: Olivier Picard,Dominique Pizzingrilli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905812103

Category: College applications

Page: 290

View: 7799

Written by experts in communication and medical recruitment, this book explains what medical school admissions tutors are really looking for and how to get yourself noticed by writing a powerful and memorable personal statement.
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The UCAS Guide to Getting Into University and College

Everything You Need to Know about the Entire Research and Application Process

Author: UCAS

Publisher: University & College Admissions Service (Ucas)

ISBN: 9781908077226

Category: College applications

Page: 414

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This guide to getting into university and college contains the entire research and application process, bringing together the combined expertise of UCAS staff, along with insights and tips from students who have experienced the process first-hand.
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Great Personal Statements for Law School

Author: Paul Bodine

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071453004

Category: Reference

Page: 160

View: 3886

Expert guidance in creating a high-performance personal statement--essential for admittance to law school Nationally known consultant Paul Bodine has helped thousands gain admission to elite professional schools. In Great Personal Statements for Law School, he helps you ace your personal statement, the most critical part of any law school application.
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The Ultimate Medical Personal Statement Guide

100 Successful Statements, Expert Advice, Every Statement Analysed, Includes Graduate Section (UCAS Medicine) UniAdmissions

Author: Dr. Rohan Agarwal,Dr David Salt

Publisher: RAR Medical Services Limited

ISBN: 1912557002

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step…” As you may have already experienced, hardest part of a big project is the first step. It’s easy to plan to start something, but when it actually comes to writing the first words, what do you do? As you stare at the blank page in front of you, how can you fill it? Published by the UKs Leading Medical Admissions Company, the Ultimate Medical Personal Statement Guide is the most comprehensive personal statement book available. It contains detailed expert advice for every stage of the writing process; from starting the opening sentence to making the finishing touches. It also includes 100 Successful Medical School Personal Statements so you can see what the admissions tutors at your university like (and don’t like!). With contributions and advice from over 25 Specialist Medical Tutors, this is a MUST-BUY for those looking to secure their place at medical school.
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Is Your School Lying to You?

Get the Career You Want, Get the Life You Deserve

Author: Edd Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911383123

Category: Vocational guidance

Page: 240

View: 2761

The world is changing. Education is changing, but careers and university advice isn't, and more than that it hasn't for the last thirty years. The teachers we are entrusting with our children's futures lack the essential skills and experience to competently advise them-a view that is also held by employers, Ofsted, The Department for Education, The Sutton Trust, and other think-tanks. Is Your School Lying to You? is the complete, comprehensive 'how to' academic and career guide aimed at every student considering their options. It is for anyone who is struggling with their decisions, those who want some clear advice about what they should be doing and when, or those who know exactly what they want but aren't sure how to go about it. In fact, it's aimed at every student who cares about their future. This book offers real world insights about how to identify what you really want from your life, how to plot your academic journey and its impact on your career prospects, how to write your personal statement or CV, advice from successful people from a variety of industries, best practice for interviews, work experience, internships and a host of other critical skills to help achieve your goals-even if you don't know what those goals might yet be. Edd Williams is a successful recruitment consultant and has many years of experience in dealing with industry, speaking to employers, looking at CVs, prepping people for interviews and helping people of all ages access the careers of their choice. He is also an academic and careers consultant, school governor, parent and regular blogger. [Subject: Education, Career Development]
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Freakonomics

A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062132342

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to parenting and sports--and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives--how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.
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The Law Machine

Author: Clare Dyer,Marcel Berlins

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965053

Category: Law

Page: 224

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The authors explain and discuss how the justice system evolved, the way it operates - including vivid descriptions of the trial process - and how lawyers work. Revised and updated throughout for this fifth edition, THE LAW MACHINE surveys recent developments in the workings of justice and the outlook for the future. 'Refreshingly free of the patronizing attitude and the humbug with which other books about the legal system are riddled' - THES
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Architectural Technology

Author: Stephen Emmitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144436104X

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Since the publication of the first edition of Architectural Technology, in 2002, there have been significant developments in the number of courses, the profile of the discipline as well as significant changes in the Construction sector. The Second edition of Architectural Technology addresses these challenges directly. Much greater emphasis is given to the three core themes of the book - Environmental Sustainability; Innovation; and Design. An increase in the visual material included reinforces the critical role of Design, aiding students to better translate conceptual designs into built artefacts. Building upon solid teaching practice from the previous edition, Architectural Technology is now more concisely structured to take the reader through the whole life cycle of a building, emphasising sustainability and building performance. Material on digital information, building information modelling (BIM) and information communication technologies has been updated. Most chapters have been re-titled to emphasise the importance of design and make the book more accessible to a wider range of students. Chapters conclude with updated/more extensive links to further reading. Architectural Technology, 2nd Edition: Bridges the knowledge gap between design and construction Tackles the core subjects of management, technologies and design from a sustainable building angle Addresses the buildability and performance of a design from a whole life perspective Thoroughly revised and updated this undergraduate level textbook is essential for Architectural Technology courses. Students studying Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Building Surveying; and more general Construction courses, will find the material invaluable.
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Gre - Quantitative

Author: Barcharts, Inc.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781423234746

Category: Study Aids

Page: 6

View: 1604

Increase your score on the GRE with a tool that is easy to review and less expensive than any other study aid. Whether taking the exam while in college, after your undergrad, or with some time in-between, a 6-page laminated guide can go anywhere for review of concepts you will learn in exam prep courses or through test-taking books. This thorough and slick breakdown of the mathematical and reasoning concepts for conquering this section of the test is so handy and concise that you can review anywhere in record time. 6-page laminated guide includes: Exam Overview Arithmetic Integers, Exponents, Order of Operations Scientific Notation Adding Radicals Fractions, Percents, Absolute Value Rounding Numbers, Proportions & Ratios Distance, Speed & Time Averages Algebra Solving Algebraic Equations Binomials & Trinomials Geometry Angles, Points, Lines Shapes Areas & Perimeters Volumes & Surface Area Data Interpretation Graphs, Standard Deviation Probability Independent vs. Dependent Variables Mean, Median, Mode & Range Word Problems Measurement Scoring Suggested uses: Review Anywhere - exam prep books are huge, with much space used for sample questions, this guide focuses on how to answer - keep in your bag or car to review any place, any time The Whole Picture - with 6 pages, it is easy to jump to one section or another to go straight to the core of the concept you need for answering questions Last Review - many people use our guides as a last review before they enter an exam
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A Guide to Uni Life

Author: Lucy Tobin

Publisher: Trotman

ISBN: 9781844552160

Category: College students

Page: 174

View: 1026

A Guide to Uni Life is an upbeat and engaging guide book to all aspects of university life. It covers everything from surviving freshers' week to studying for your finals and includes tips and advice on how to have fun and stay healthy throughout your university life. Lucy Tobin - a graduate herself - gives new or potential students a real insight into what uni life will be like and how to make it the best experience you can and achieve a brilliant degree as well. The author guides new students through the university experience in a friendly way without being condescending or pretending that all you are there for is to lock yourself in the library! Students can really get the best out of their time in higher education with this helpful and entertaining book. New to this edition is additional info on money management to reflect further changes in student fees, as well as further advice on eating right, mental health issues and using technology to help ace your work.
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