Personal Statement Writing

This Personal Statement Writing course will help you understand the different qualities admissions tutors want to see on personal statements, and how you should communicate them. You will write two personal statement drafts and get feedback on them so that you can further develop your personal statement.
4 Sept - 16 Oct , 2021 (Once a week for 7 weeks)
4PM – 7PM
Ages 14+

About the Program

program overview Overview

Your personal statement is a key part of your university application. It’s your opportunity to showcase your passion and interest in your subject, as well as what you can bring to university life. This course will develop your understanding of what makes a good university personal statement and help you write your own. The course explores the different qualities admissions your Personal Statement Writing course will develop your understanding of what makes a good university tutors want to see on personal statements and how you should communicate them.

program details Description

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Write a personal statement that describes your skills and qualities
  • Evaluate the relevance of extra-curricular activities to your personal statement
  • Plan super-curricular activities for your personal statement
  • Adopt a positive mindset for writing your personal statement
  • Express your reasons for choosing your course
  • Manage the process of writing and editing your final draft
Course Schedule
Course Introduction
Getting to know your study group and tutor
Checking your skills
Section 1
Understanding how admissions departments assess personal statements
Evaluating your extra-curricular experiences
Planning your super-curricular strategy
Section 2
Adopting the ‘personal statement mindset’
Structuring your personal statement with examples
Writing your opening paragraph
Sharing your first draft of the opening paragraph
Section 3
Understanding the writing process
Developing the appropriate tone and style
Structuring your evidence
Editing and submitting the first draft of your personal statement
Skills Developed

Time Management

Develop writing skills

Planning and Organizational skills

student takeways Student Takeaways

Personal action plan

Knowledge test

Digital Certificate

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About Our Partner

EtonX is a British education technology company founded by Eton College in 2015 with one mission in mind: to create innovative software and high-quality course materials that allow students to develop the skills they need for their future success. Since then, we have supported teenagers all over the world using our customised learning platform. Each course has its own Course Director from Eton College who has advised on the syllabus and content. It’s important to us that our courses include activities undertaken at Eton in lessons, tutorials and in extra-curricular activities that reflect Eton’s own teaching ethos.


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