The Importance Of Persuasive Writing
Writing an outstanding personal statement requires more than simply discussing your achievements. Your must effectively use the English language to make a persuasive argument as to why you deserve a place in university.
To help you achieve your best personal statement, we’ve produced a handy list of effective expressions, linking words, buzzwords and phrases.
The phrases have been split into 2 categories:
- Accomplishments: used when describing your various achievements
- Transition phrases: used to link sentences together to improve flow
Use these phrases to describe your interests, achievements and extracurricular activities. They have been classified as either:
- Qualities: the traits that your personal statement should exhibit
- Activities: words to use when describing accomplishments
|Activities and Qualities|
|Delivered (e.g. presentation)|
Use these phrases to link sentences together to improve the flow of your personal statement.
|Phrases to link sentences together|
|Additionally||Furthermore||On the other hand|
|As well as||However||Therefore|
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