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Teaching Writing Guide

Where To Start
We all know that teaching is one of the world’s most important jobs and this guide will provide you with the right tools to help you write a great personal statement.  With only 600 words to showcase your successes, accomplishments and skills, you need to create immediate impact.

We know that for every prospective teacher a well written personal statement specifically focused on why you want to teach, may be the difference between acceptance and rejection. Your personal statement needs to clearly demonstrate your commitment to learning, as well as your motivation behind why you can change people’s lives.

Teaching is, by nature, a traditional industry,and developing a compelling personal statement around one of the oldest disciplines is difficult. Your personal statement will depend on your goals, achievements, and career ambitions, as well as provide the admissions officers with ideas on your ideal teaching style. For any teaching personal statement, demonstrating leadership is an absolute must; if you have volunteered for a charity or even lead a team this is a great way to demonstrate your leadership qualities. In a nutshell, your personal statement is your one chance to market yourself effectively. Poorly structured statements that do not give good reasons as to why you want to study will get you about as far as your university grant.

Next: Learn what admissions officers are looking for.

Note: This guide is not intended to replace the advice of tutors, admissions officers, or teachers; Get Into Uni simply provides advice and exercises to help you write a compelling personal statement.