Monday, July 10, 2006

Personal what?

Fucking Personal Statement

11 comments:

Abs said...

What are you going to study?

Niki said...

french, english lit and a bit of italian. but why write the damn thing? i cannot write 53 lines on how great i am. i can't write one! my god it's shit what i've written

Abs said...

You're kidding me!!! I did A Level French, English Lit, Italian and Biology (for all the good it did me.)
But applications...hey, don't panic.
Maybe you could have a look at comments the teachers put on some of your work, or ask someone else what qualities they perceive you to have. These things are almost always impossible from the inside...-grin-
(Sorry if that sounds really patronizing; I didn't mean it to be *cringes*)

Niki said...

I asked teachers to write brief reveiws for me so I could see what other people thought - but honestly. They all say "considering the circumstances..." or "taking into account her problems..." or my favourite "even though she finds solace in a razor..."
So: even though i find solace in a razor blade i feel i would suit the humanities course very well...

Damn that. Maybe i'll forget uni and move to peru.
Can't I just give them my CV and tell them to fill in the gaps?

Abs said...

Guess who's mum's a teacher?
I'll ask her what kind of thing they'll be looking for *cheesy grin*

Niki said...

you little star

Lolly said...

Personal statements are EVIL.
Pure evil.

I might still have my old one though so I could send you it if it'll help?

And I went to study eng.lit so it's be kinda relevant.

But then again - Peru sounds crazy :D

Niki said...

:)

Stagestruckgal said...

yep, theyre absolutely awful. really crappy. really really crappy. It took aaaaaaages for me to write mine, then the teacher basically rewrote it so it sounded better. *sheepish grin*

Nodders said...

Peru has some fantastic Universities, with degrees in Llama handling.

The 'FPS' is definitely a chore, I think I've got mine too, so I'll send you that and you could have a look at it. Basically, you're wanting to write what you think they want to hear, not necessarally who you are (god, how awful does that sound), so overhype yourself. Easier said than done, I know. Sorry :S

Are you serious about that razor comment?!! Jeeezuz, I'm in shock! I'm thinking Guernsey is not a healthy society to live in...

Niki said...

yep gordon, i'm serious