The importance of answering the prompt for your personal statement
When you apply for a dental course you will be asked to write a personal statement to support your application. Typically these are only one or two pages in length and are written to answer a simple prompt or question such as “why do you want to be a dental nurse?” or “why do you want to be a dental hygienist?” These prompts are designed to get you talking about the things that they are interested to hear rather than you just talking about something irrelevant to the course you have applied for. It is vital that you consider the prompt very carefully and make sure that you fully answer it, after all if you don’t you are not going to be considered.
What do you write about to answer “Why do you want to be a dental nurse?”
Your personal statement in response to “why do you want to be a dental nurse?” should firstly fully cover the prompt; it should fully give your reasons for wanting to pursue this career. In addition to considering the prompt you also need to think carefully about what the reader wants to see in your personal statement. The prompt “why do you want to be a dental assistant?” is only designed to get you started with your writing in the right area. You need to fully consider what they are really looking for. They really want students who have;
- A real passion for dentistry; so show where you got the idea to study dentistry and why
- Students that have the skills to finish their studies; provide clear examples to demonstrate the specific skills that they are looking for
- Students that have a clear career plan that involves dentistry
- Students that can demonstrate a compelling reason for studying at this specific institution
Perfectly answering “why do you want to be a dental nurse?”
Just providing good answers to “why do you want to be a dental nurse?” is not enough to get you that place. You also need to ensure that your personal statement, whether it be a personal statement about why do you want to be a mental health nurse or why do you want to be a child nurse, is very well written. Having simple spelling mistakes or your statement just not flowing well will all show that you have not treated writing it seriously. If you have not taken the time to make sure that your personal statement for becoming a dental nurse is perfect then maybe your application is not serious. So you should;
- Carefully proofread your personal statement to ensure that your work is free of errors, read forwards and backwards.
- Read your personal statement out loud so you can hear how it actually sounds, record what you say so you can play it back and listen
- Check carefully to see if you have answered the prompt fully
- Ask a third party to review your personal statement for you
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