One additional point when it comes to the content of the personal statement. It is far preferable to illustrate your attributes than to simply state them. What we mean by this is that saying you can thrive in a fast-paced environment is much less impressive and meaningful than giving an example of how you have thrived in such a context. Let the reader arrive at that obvious conclusion on her own rather than just telling her how you perceive yourself to be. You might consider making a list of attributes that you would like to demonstrate yourself as possessing. Think of how you
The . personal statement is probably the single most important piece in the puzzle that is your . application. In addition to the items discussed above, when writing your personal statement, always remember its deeper purpose. Simply put, it is a means for law schools to find answers to the following questions: Who are you? What makes you unique? Do you have the intellect, experience, professionalism, strengths, and passion that a law school wants in their . class? When you feel confident that your personal statement provides satisfactory answers to all these questions, you are on the right track.
Training to become a Reader is rigorous and follows a period of testing and preparation. In many diocese this involves some form of access training that introduces the concept of theological reflection as well as the nature of ministry. All potential readers attend a Diocesan Advisory Panel to test their calling and assess their suitability for the role. The recommendations from this are fed to the PCC in the candidates own parish who must endorse they will support the candidate during training and will agree to the candidate going forward for licensing. Training takes place over 2 or 3 years at a local theological college and is often shared with ordinands and those preparing for other types of ministry. Reader training in the Church of England is overseen by the University of Durham and all candidates study for a CertEd or Diploma in theology. All Readers will have a working agreement in place which is agreed with their incumbent. This outlines their duties and aims to promote a balance between their work and family commitments.