Personal statement editing and critique service
Need a little help with your personal statement?
Here at Studential we already offer plenty of free samples and information to help you write your personal statement, but sometimes it’s nice to have a bit of extra help.
With eight years of experience helping students complete their UCAS applications, and having reviewed many of the 1000 free personal statements available on Studential, the editing and critique service provided by our editors can help you make the most of your university application.
- Fully edited version of your personal statement
- Critique report highlighting strengths and weaknesses of statement
- Suggestions of ways to improve your statement
Find out more about our Silver editing and critique service
72 Hours response time
How does it work?
Each one of our services provides a comprehensive critique and edited version of your UCAS personal statement.
We’ll ask you to upload your personal statement along with other relevant information about your university application, and within 5 days, we’ll return your statement fully edited, along with a report detailing the improvements we’ve made.
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What’s included in the editing process?
Each personal statement we receive is carefully reviewed against a number of criteria designed to ensure you present yourself to admissions tutors in the best possible light. From fixing single spelling mistakes to rewording whole sections, we will critique, edit and polish each line of your personal statement.
Your editor will apply the same techniques used to edit books, newspaper articles and printed publications to your personal statement:
- Correct any spelling and grammar issues
- Fix the misuse of punctuation and capitalisation
- Reword poorly structured sentences
- Prune unnecessary words and over-long sentences
- Ensure a consistent style and ‘voice’ is used throughout your statement
- Check paragraphs flow together cleanly and the statement works as a whole
Your editor will also focus on issues specific to writing UCAS personal statements:
- Show you how to write a memorable introduction
- Ensure all topics for discussion have been adequately covered
- Check the correct proportion of the statement has been dedicated to each topic
- Help you articulate your strengths and skills and help sell yourself to the reader
- Remove references to potential weaknesses or topics to avoid
- Help you round off your statement with a solid conclusion
What do we include with your order?
Once we’ve finished editing your personal statement, you’ll be emailed the completed statement along with a report detailing what changes we’ve made to your statement and why.
Your report will contain the following sections to help you fully understand all of our changes:
- A detailed critique of your existing personal statement
- A summary of your strengths and weaknesses
- A list of the improvements we’ve made and the reasons for doing so
- Recommendations for other areas which could be improved
What guarantees are included in the price?
All of our services include a complete editing and critique package as detailed above. For additional piece of mind we also offer the following guarantees:
- Experienced editors: All our editors are native English speakers holding at least a 2:1 degree classification and based in the UK.
- Confidential service: Your personal statement can only be accessed by our team of editors and is not made available to UCAS, universities or any other organisations.
- Plagiarism free: All changes to your personal statement will be written directly by your editor. We never copy from other personal statements, essays or any other sources.
Where can you find out more?
If you have any questions before ordering don’t hesitate to ask. You can email us at email@example.com and we’ll respond to your questions as soon as we can.
Even if you decide not to order from us, please take a look around the rest of the site. We have plenty of free information on writing a personal statement and over 1000 example statements to use for ideas - scroll back up to the site navigation to see everything we have to offer.
Good luck with your personal statement,
Tom, Naomi and the rest of the team at Studential.