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Words I hate people using in personal statements - ijakings - 27/09/2004




RE: Words I hate people using in personal statements - me - 28/09/2004

lol thanks 4 the advice! but i mentioned my "passion" for my subject on my PS first draft! any ideas of a better word then???!!!!


RE: Words I hate people using in personal statements - gem87 - 09/10/2004

Yeah i said iam an avid reader of the times.

any other words?


RE: Words I hate people using in personal statements - Guest - 09/10/2004

get a thesaurus


RE: Words I hate people using in personal statements - Willa - 10/10/2004

it annoys me when people try and avoid using the word "interesting" as well. To be honest, you shouldnt really need to explicitly say you have a passion or interest in your subject, it should be implicit in what you are writing about!


RE: Words I hate people using in personal statements - irisng - 19/10/2004

Why not just write and avoid bluffing? Lol I kept on bluffing until the person checking my PS basically laughed at me and told me to be more down-to-earth! Not an easy thing to do really lol! Although I still couldn't get away from using the word "fascinating" lol! I think in my drafts I mentioned "passion" once about neuroscience and I basically got told uni's won't take me seriously with that word cus I imply I was born with the love for neuroscience, which I wasn't! Lol with the word interesting I phrased it "interesting to say the least" - dunno if that counts as bluffing Toungue but hey, more original than "passion" I guess? Just say the honest truth - but of course don't say "I hate maths" if you're applying for sciences or something! I've gotta avoid saying that in interviews now..... and evolution.......


RE: Words I hate people using in personal statements - Acaila - 28/10/2004

I got really annoyed with myself for continually writing "I feel..." at the start of pretty much every sentence.


RE: Words I hate people using in personal statements - Guest - 04/11/2004

how many people do you hear saying "i relish the challenge" personally i think it sounds too over the top


RE: Words I hate people using in personal statements - Rammez - 11/11/2004


I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD NOT USE BIG WORDS. THEY KNOW YOU DINT COME UP WITH THE WORDS SO WHATS THE POINT KEEP IT SIMPLE, LIKE

ONCE UPON A TIME I WANTED TO STUDY BUSINESS


RE: Words I hate people using in personal statements - theresa - 19/11/2004

I agree, I dislike: " I have 'always' been interested in..." or 'I have always loved" and I would like to 'be' a...... :o