Presentation on theme: "Writing self-account and additional information"— Presentation transcript:
1 Writing self-account and additional information JUPAS (Part II)Writing self-account and additional information
2 Student Learning Profile (SLP) self-account/ personal statement1000-word EnglishOR1600-word Chinese
3 a summary of the self- account Other Experiences and Achievements in Activities and Competitions (OEA) - JUPAS300-word additional information(English or Chinese)a summary of the self- account
4 FunctionReveals your personalgrowth and selfunderstanding
5 Two important characteristics Introducing yourself and career aspirationsClear focusIndependent thinking
6 Themes Overcoming Adversity Personal Growth Your readiness for the challenges after secondary educationYour goals and expectations towards tertiary education and future careerYour academic strength and potentialYour interest, strength, skills, achievementand insights
7 Sources Life Experiences (challenges, setbacks) Voluntary Services Training ProgrammesOther Learning Experiences (OLE)CompetitionsProjects you have completedPerson(s) who has influenced or motivated you to pursue a career
8 Writing Outline INTRODUCTION: - briefly describe your school life/ yourpersonality/ your personal growthB. MAIN BODYa. Briefly describe the experiences/ events//competitions/ programs/services/b. What lesson do you learn ?What experiences do you gain ?What insight do you have ?How do they influence your growth ?How do they enhance your self-understanding?
10 - briefly describe your changes or your personal growth C. CONCLUSION (for self-account)- briefly describe your changes or your personalgrowthC. CONCLUSION (for additional information-OEA)Based on the previous reflections, you need to:a. relate them to a particular programme/area that you want to studyb. Show your understanding of the faculty/school/ programmeFind out something about your suitability for the programme appliedA unique impression is formed
11 Good Writing: Carefully and systematically written Demonstrate originality (no copying)Precise and ConciseShow your potential or skills that make you successful in the tertiary educationEvidence is givenClear focusError free
12 Analysis of students’ work ＊Example 1- well-structured, with relevant examplescan be shortenedsome understanding of the disciplinesShows how participation in activities has led to personal growth
13 Example 2Lack relevant and specific detailsNeed to give more evidenceExample 3,4Not well-organizedNeed to be concise and select a themeNot seriously consider the programmechosen
14 Example 5,6Quite superficial, no serious thought aboutthe programmeNothing is written about the applicantMisunderstanding of Accounting (bookeeping)- example 5Need to do more research to enrich thecontent – example 6
15 Example 7- Talk more about expectations on universityeducationExample 8- Discuss how participation has helped them to choose the discipline
16 Example 9Need to add some details to show a deeper understanding of the disciplinesExample 10The role of a forensic doctor has a bigger role to playNeed to do more research on the profession
17 ＊Example 11, 12Examples are goodEvidence is given to support experienceHave succeeded in proving their eligibility for tertiary educationExample 13- Too general
18 ＊Example 14simple, direct and to-the-pointhas reflected on the learning and insights gained from participationHe can show how the activity is related to his career and academic aspirationsExample 15- Fail to relate the activity to his growth and development
19 Reminder English or Chinese ? (self-account and OEA) Submission deadline:16 September 2011 (Friday)3. Submit the two pieces of work to your language teachers.
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