Writing My Personal Statement

...makes me want to poke my eyes out. 

HOWEVER!  Here are the "tips" Dave gave us yesterday.  Bah.

Stuff to include:-
  • What type of work you're interested in.
  • The type of work you've been doing at college.  What skills do you have?  What software can you use? 
  • Put a link to your blog if it is relevant.  Hah!
  • What do you aspire to? AKA what job d'you want?  What's your focus?
  • Influences
  • Animation trips or general travel.
  • Why you're applying for a 3rd year or another course, and how you'll benefit their institution.
  • Keep it current **past 2 years**
  • Convince them that you aren't going to drop out.  Tell them about commitment-related stuff like jobs, time management etc.  Demonstrate that you can motivate yourself.

  • Write about pointless hobbies
  • Name-drop excessively or go on and on about someone else's work
  • Mention Manga or Anime.  (You are not Japanese.)

Gah.  It needs to be written and handed to Dave by the 11th... I wish I could just re-cycle my old one.