How To Write A Good Ucas Personal Statement
Personal statement word limit. Your personal statement length can be up to 4,000 characters long. This may sound a lot, but it's a word limit of around 550–1000 words with spaces and only about 1 side of typed A4 paper. You.
Get everything down on paper first. Then go back to draft and start to rework it. Don’t let your personal statement become a long list of ideas – that was your starting point. Think about the most important points you’ve made, and work on.
Book-end your personal statement, by revisiting the key points you’ve already spoken about in the main body of your personal statement, and re-emphasise them here in your conclusion. A key academic skill at degree-level is being able to form a structured written argument, including a conclusion that summarises the key points (and does it with a punch).
Language - Make your statement both unique to you and flawless in its grammar and style Honesty - Do not exaggerate or include details that are untrue – you will most likely be caught Editing - Have someone else proof-read your statement.