07/10/2013 10:18 BST

Writing Your Personal Statement For University And UCAS (TIPS, ADVICE)

Writing a personal statement is pretty daunting and with so much at stake it's important to get it right.

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Rather handily, group of British and American university admissions officers have shared what they look for in a personal statement, so you can boost your chances of securing your dream place.

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The research, carried out by ACS International Schools, questioned 102 admissions officers earlier this year. Read the full results here.