Say I have four paragraphs - will I need to leave a blank line between each as viewed on the Preview, or will just pressing Enter be enough? 47 lines isn't enough if I need to the former, seems like a waste to let 3 of those 47 be blank.
I always advisde people to leave lines between paragraphs of their personal statements. Contrary to what the previous posters have said, you cannot use an indent, as all such formatting is removed by the UCAS system, and leaving paragraphs without lines between them leaves your PS as an unreadable block of unrelieved text guaranteed to give the admissions tutor a headache and to put him or her in a bad mood. You don't want that, do you?
I have yet to see a PS submitted for review that wouldn't benefit from losing sufficient material to allow blank lines.
Difficult when I'm on the brink of 4000 characters solid - it seems very 20th Century to have something as mundane as lines left between paragraphs be an irritant. I'll see what I can cut out then, otherwise it's good old indent for me.
You don't have to leave a line but i think its looks better structurally if you do. I did it applying three years ago for uni and i'm going to do it again when applying for my masters. I just think it looks better and easier to read