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University Philosophy Personal Statement Help

University Philosophy Personal Statement

Your philosophy personal statement is your first opportunity to demonstrate the twin virtues, much prized by analytical philosophers, of clarity and rigour. So if your personal statement is is confused and maundering you will undermine your application. As a professional philosopher, I have considerable experience of helping philosophy candidates hone their personal statements.

Your personal statement must also make it clear to the admissions tutors that you understand what philosophy is and what the study of philosophy at university involves. I have a collection of multi-media resources to help you understand precisely the nature of philosophy as it is studied at contemporary universities.

Finally, your personal statement needs to give some indication of why you are applying to study philosophy. Philosophers are highly-tuned to discussions of personal motivation, so your claims here need to be plausible.

I offer help and advice on all aspects of your philosophy personal statement:

If you would like an experienced university philosophy tutor to help you draft your philosophy personal statement, then by all means email me: University Philosophy Personal Statement Enquiry

Planning your university philosophy personal statement

Planning Philosophy Personal Statement

Your philosophy personal statement needs to address two fundamental questions:

  • Does the candidate know what the study of philosophy at university involves?
  • Will the candidate make the most of any opportunity given?

In planning your philosophy personal statement you can address the first question by linking your motivation to study philosophy to what you take to be its principal benefits.

To address the second question your philosophy personal statement, at the very least, needs to convey the enthusiasm you feel for the subject.

If you'd like help planning your philosophy personal statement, from an experienced university philosophy tutor, by all means email me: Planning Philosophy Personal Statements Enquiry

Writing your university philosophy personal statement

Writing Philosophy Personal Statement

Whilst I don't write personal statements for my students, I do help them perfect their statements so that they present themselves in the best possible light.

My standard service is to review, and comment upon, successive drafts; passing the statement back and forth until we're happy with it. I advise on logical structure and philosophical content; and, if necessary, correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and style.

If you send me the latest, rough draft of your personal statement, I'll return it marked-up in colour-coded contextual comments.

If you'd like help writing your philosophy personal statement, from an experienced university philosophy tutor, I'd be delighted to receive your email: Writing Philosophy Personal Statements Enquiry

Proofreading your university philosophy personal statement

University Philosophy Personal Statement Proofreading

You may be at an advanced stage with your personal statement, or are pressed for time, and simply want the reassurance that a professional philosopher has read what you've written and checked it for basic mistakes.

I offer a simple proofreading service of philosophy personal statements where I correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, style and any obvious philosophical mistakes.

If you'd like your university philosophy personal statement expertly proof-read, by an experienced university philosophy tutor, I'd be delighted to receive your email: Proofreading Philosophy Personal Statements Enquiry

Analysing your philosophy personal statement

University Philosophy Personal Statement Analysis

If you're applying to a philosophy department that calls candidates for interview, then the personal statement can be a significant hostage to fortune. For what you've said in the statement may come back to haunt you in the interview.

I therefore offer a statement analysis service where I examine your personal statement and list a number of questions that spring to mind.

You can use the analysis of your personal statement as part of your interview preparation, including any practice interviews that you schedule with me.

If you'd like your philosophy personal statement analysed, by an experienced university philosophy tutor, I'd be delighted to receive your email: Analysing Philosophy Personal Statements Enquiry

Examples of university philosophy personal statements

University Philosophy Personal Statement Examples

I'm hoping to collect, here, examples of good university philosophy personal statements for the forthcoming academic year. I'll post news on the usual social media.

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Meanwhile, simply paste your philosophy personal statement into the box below, and I and other visitors to the site will comment on it.

If you'd like in-depth analysis and feedback on your philosophy personal statement, by an experienced university philosophy tutor, I'd be delighted to receive your email: Examples of Philosophy Personal Statements Enquiry

Comments on your university philosophy personal statement

Comments on Philosophy Personal Statement

Of course, no candidate has ever been offered a place on the strength of their personal statement alone.

Equally, however, an otherwise promising philosophy application can be seriously undermined by a poor statement.

I work with you to develop a philosophy personal statement that strengthens, rather than weakens, your application.

I send you some preliminary advice on beginning your philosophy personal statement, if you haven't already. We then pass consecutive drafts between us until we're happy with it.

If you'd like iterative, detailed comments on your philosophy personal statement, by an experienced university philosophy tutor, I'd be delighted to receive your email: Comments on Philosophy Personal Statements Enquiry
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