Writing a personal statement is never an easy thing to do, but some students fall so spectacularly short of the mark that their efforts can be a lesson to us all. In this article, we present to you a superbly bad fictional personal statement and show you just how many ways in which it misses the mark. This singularly fails to impress in the way the student clearly wants it to. This sounds major alarm bells.
Growing up on the Channel Islands as I have has provided me, since a young age, with very much an international perspective. As an international financial hub, Jersey attracts businesses and individuals from all around the globe; many of its residents, such as my father, conduct business across the world. Living here and learning from my father has blessed me with an interest in a wide spectrum of salient international issues, ranging from global finance and commerce to international law.
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