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so much hype on twitter about freshers. one more year hannah i promise…

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Please reblog this if you’re a study/motivation blog!

upontherockypath:

I recently started out and my dash still looks kinda dead. Reblog/like this and if you post content related to studying/fitness/motivation/success I will surely follow you!

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Writing a personal statement (my experiences)

Here we go! So over the last few weeks I have been drafting and drafting my personal statement and I think I am very close to finishing it! (you never know, am i right?)

Anyway here is my step-by-step guide as it were to how I went about doing it.

  • Write a list of your achievements be it grades, experiences, subjects you’re taking etc.
  • Why do you want to study the subject? Write a list of what interests you about the subject
  • Do you do anything outside of lessons to fuel this knowledge. Yes you can reference books and magazines. But be careful with magazines, just reading one is not an achievement, you have to say what has been gained from you reading it.
  • How about extra curricular things? List those
  • Finally any hobbies or relevant work experience you might have done.

Now we are going on the writing stage, daunting I know. My advice is to write the main body of the statement first and leave the first and last paragraphs until the end as those are the most important. You may think of something while writing your statement.

Avoid starting lines such as:

"I have always been interested in" because, have you really? Sure if you are me, you might have liked animals since the day you first stepped into a zoo, but have you always wanted to be a zoologist, I don’t think so.

My advice is to just write. It’s much better to have to cut down than not have enough.

  • Once you have got a nice body of text, put the paragraphs together in a logical order, you want subject related things first then hobbies
  • Make sure the paragraphs link, we want a nice flow people!
  • Add in your introductory and concluding paragraphs making sure you comment on what you plan for the future in your last paragraph. Even if you’re not sure, make sure you convince the admissions tutor that you know why you want to do a subject.
  • Leave the tutor with something to think about, make your statement unique and memorable.

Don’t worry if your first few drafts are pants, it is not easy to write about yourself and you will get there eventually.

When you have completed your draft (yay!) make sure you get as many people as possible to read it. What I did what show other people my statement and gave them a highlighter if they see any grammar/tense problems or simply if a sentence didn’t really flow. You always want a second opinion.

I highly recommend letting something in the sixth form/college team see it, chances are they have seen hundreds of personal statements and know what they are doing. Also show your subject teacher to check that any subject related writing is correct, you want to have your facts right!

And that’s all there is to it, so get writing!

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man i’ve had a rough day. On the bright side my personal statement is now officially 47 lines! Minus a few more edits, I think it’s about done!

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Working on my personal statement again. I am happy to exchange feedback through my email: hannahturton97@gmail.com 
I am so happy to be helping others through the same things I am doing! As well as this I hope to get some valuable feedback!

Working on my personal statement again. I am happy to exchange feedback through my email: hannahturton97@gmail.com
I am so happy to be helping others through the same things I am doing! As well as this I hope to get some valuable feedback!

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personal statement

I’ve been working on my personal statement for a couple of weeks now, researching and finally now drafting it. So if anyone has any questions or advice to give me it would be much appreciated!

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I'm having a hard time writing my personal statement. What are some tips you have on how to write a good personal statement? Thanks!

thewritingcafe:

My Tips:

  • Write many, many drafts. Write them on different topics. Rewrite the same drafts several times.
  • Have people read them. Take them to school counselors, advisers, and staff members who are on scholarship committees, even if you’re not applying for their scholarship.
  • Show that you have passion for whatever you plan on doing.
  • Don’t actually use the word “passion”.
  • Don’t use purple prose.
  • No one cares about your beloved high school teacher who inspired you to do blah blah blah. Everyone has heard this story. Whoever reads your essay will roll their eyes because they’ve probably read hundreds more like it. Write about something specific to you.
  • For you English/Literature majors: No one cares if you’ve been reading/writing since you were a kid. That’s true for pretty much every English/Lit major.
  • Keep it short. If they give you a maximum of one thousand words, that does not mean they want to read one thousand words. Keep it around one page or less.
  • Don’t use quotes from other people. This is all about you, not what someone else said.
  • Don’t put all of your achievements in a list.
  • I’ve heard at least three college professors complain about essays that start with “in modern society today” or “in our society today” or “in the world we live in today”. They’re cliche and they’re redundant. Of course modern society is today. That’s why it’s modern.
  • Make sure whatever you write about is relevant to the question for the personal statement or relevant to your reason for applying to whatever you’re applying to.
  • Show that you have long term goals and that whatever you’re applying for now will help you in the future.
  • Stick to one topic.
  • Back up your claims. Anyone can say they are ambitious. You have to show that you are ambitious for it to hold any weight in a personal statement.
  • Whenever you mention an academic or extracurricular achievement, talk about how it has helped you and how it is relevant. Winning a major spelling bee is irrelevant if you’re applying for nursing school unless you’re able to use that fact to show that you have excellent memory, which is valuable in many fields.
  • Don’t try to be funny.
  • Talk about what you hope to learn.

Other:

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amen to that

amen to that

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tuesday are actually fab

Sorry that my recent posts have been text/iphone photo posts

I promise i will do more nice photography like ones! Alas i’ve been busy so school always comes before tumblr

On another note tuesdays, love em. I have a whole free afternoon for my own study and it’s a double period so it’s super useful!

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Thank you to every one of my lovely followers! 
I am happy to have over 200 followers and I am so grateful for every like/reblog I get and all your wonderful messages. 

It is through this community that I get up everyday wanting to do my very best! So thank you!

Thank you to every one of my lovely followers!
I am happy to have over 200 followers and I am so grateful for every like/reblog I get and all your wonderful messages.

It is through this community that I get up everyday wanting to do my very best! So thank you!

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hello!!

ohstudybuddy:

i’m a new studyblr and i wanna follow more studyblrs!!! so if you are a studyblr or a school related blog do like/reblog (:

Welcome to studyblr! :)

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happy international literacy day (apparently!)

i’m online so if you have any questions about school work, a levels, personal stuff (to some extent), university applications, study tips or anything like that feel free to drop an ask :)

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Back to school diary entry regarding my first half week. 
So let’s face it I’ve been exhausted. I always have a plan for how I want to do things and it looks so good on paper but when I try things out it doesn’t always work. It’s terrible coming home tired to be told you have to do more work. You will literally just ignore your own study timetable haha. 
But no worries. You have to do what’s best for you and find what time is best for you to study. So what if your two or three study hours a night are 5-8 or 8-10. It doesn’t make a difference you just have to do what works for you. So long as you sleep enough that is. 

I did have something good happen to me today though. I had a terrible first maths lesson of the year in which I had a meeting with my teacher and literally cried. So obviously she was worried for me and emailed the sixthform staff and I had a meeting this morning to basically tell me to calm down. It’s going to be fine. The work you are doing does not go unnoticed. That made me very happy and just reminded me to let you guys know that hard work does not go unnoticed it always has it’s rewards. 

Anywho. I must get back to work. 
Bye chummies xoxoxo

Back to school diary entry regarding my first half week.
So let’s face it I’ve been exhausted. I always have a plan for how I want to do things and it looks so good on paper but when I try things out it doesn’t always work. It’s terrible coming home tired to be told you have to do more work. You will literally just ignore your own study timetable haha.
But no worries. You have to do what’s best for you and find what time is best for you to study. So what if your two or three study hours a night are 5-8 or 8-10. It doesn’t make a difference you just have to do what works for you. So long as you sleep enough that is.

I did have something good happen to me today though. I had a terrible first maths lesson of the year in which I had a meeting with my teacher and literally cried. So obviously she was worried for me and emailed the sixthform staff and I had a meeting this morning to basically tell me to calm down. It’s going to be fine. The work you are doing does not go unnoticed. That made me very happy and just reminded me to let you guys know that hard work does not go unnoticed it always has it’s rewards.

Anywho. I must get back to work.
Bye chummies xoxoxo

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What exactly does revising notes mean? Is that just rewriting notes?

studyfun:

study-pray-love:

Generally yes, repetition is helpful to remember things, but it’s also useful to summarise notes and see what you can remember. Most of the time I don’t just copy,I’ll put it into my own words or something I can better understand.

I hope this helps!

tips on revising for as resits alongside a2 exams?! I’m really struggling to find a way to balance it all😩

I’m also revising resits alongside exams and honestly it can be very difficult. Obviously you want to focus mostly on your current topics as they are likely to be harder and you definitely need to learn those first and foremost. But what I’ve been doing is creating a timetable that gives each as exam resit a good amount of time per week, for example with me i dedicate 2 free periods and 2 hours at home per week for all my resit work (i have 4 exams to resit in total) and as it is just revising rather than just learning that should be enough to cover it as long as you start from the get go, right now!

Obviously if you want to dedicate more time to it that’s entirely up to you. I imagine I would be adding a few more hours in exam season to cover it.

This is just my way but give it a shot and see what works for you :)

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What exactly does revising notes mean? Is that just rewriting notes?

Generally yes, repetition is helpful to remember things, but it’s also useful to summarise notes and see what you can remember. Most of the time I don’t just copy,I’ll put it into my own words or something I can better understand.

I hope this helps!

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