Step 5: Write your first draft

You know what you want to say and how to order your material. Now put it into effective prose. Here are some ‘Do’s and ‘Don’ts. • Do pay attention to the flow of ideas. • Do ensure that your grammar is correct and that your spelling is accurate. Don’t just rely on spell-check – Admissions…

Step 4: Decide on style and supporting data

When it comes to writing the section, you will need to decide on the general style to aim at and the amount of detail to include for each point you make. The style to strive for is one of relaxed intelligence. Spelling, accuracy of grammar and diversity of vocabulary are all important in creating the…

Step 3: Sort out the order for your points

Try to connect your points so that there is a flow of ideas, but don’t waste space on long connecting sentences which do not themselves convey information. Start with your reasons for choosing the course, particularly if you have good supporting information (e.g. helping in a hospital supports an application to study medicine). Putting the…