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    Just realised I have to rewrite most of my personal statement cause I decided to apply for different courses help help help


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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Anyone want to aid me with a maths puzzle?

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    I'll give it a go!


    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I'm unsure on how to actually talk about further reading on a personal statement, any advice?
    I'm having this problem too I think last time I said a bit about what I'd learnt from a book and how I'd read into it afterwards, then linked it to an article I'd read somewhere else. At one point I tied it all into my EPQ, but then dropped EPQ so had to change it back... I always felt like it was the weakest part of my personal statement though and that I could have made more of it but really not sure how, sorry!
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    (Original post by izzyfreak)
    Just realised I have to rewrite most of my personal statement cause I decided to apply for different courses help help help


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    At least you have something down to start off with, it's better than nothing! Why don't you try and write what you want for the other courses and then you can merge them together and cut it down afterwards?
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    (Original post by furryface12)
    I'll give it a go!



    I'm having this problem too I think last time I said a bit about what I'd learnt from a book and how I'd read into it afterwards, then linked it to an article I'd read somewhere else. At one point I tied it all into my EPQ, but then dropped EPQ so had to change it back... I always felt like it was the weakest part of my personal statement though and that I could have made more of it but really not sure how, sorry!
    Yeah the EPQ is a really good tie-in but I'm not doing it. Thanks for the help anyway.
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    Yeah the EPQ is a really good tie-in but I'm not doing it. Thanks for the help anyway.
    Nor did I in the end, that's why I had the problem Sorry!
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    New here in the process of finishing personal statement, still can't decide on which 5 unis
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    Hi, my name is Elia. I am studying English lit &lang, Photography and Media Studies and hope to go to University this coming September. What about you?
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    (Original post by madeofstone1804)
    Hi, my name is Elia. I am studying English lit &lang, Photography and Media Studies and hope to go to University this coming September. What about you?
    Hii! I'm studying chem, bio and maths - what are applying for?
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    (Original post by furryface12)
    Doesn't matter, you don't have to! I'd forgotten anyway and I have absolutely no clue what I said in them

    That's further than I've got, not really organised anything yet although I am trying to get a job/some work experience! I'm staying with physics I think, just need to decide where now :yep: How's BMAT going? Have you redone UKCAT?


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    Haha, I can't remember either.

    Ah well, you have plenty of time :yep: Sounds awesome :awesome: It's not going badly thanks, much better than last year which is good as I just missed Imperial's cut off by a couple of marks in just one section so hopefully I should be able to meet it this time around! :crossedf: I have indeed! Much surpassed my score from last year

    How have you been passing time then?
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    Haha, I can't remember either.

    Ah well, you have plenty of time :yep: Sounds awesome :awesome: It's not going badly thanks, much better than last year which is good as I just missed Imperial's cut off by a couple of marks in just one section so hopefully I should be able to meet it this time around! :crossedf: I have indeed! Much surpassed my score from last year

    How have you been passing time then?
    Good, well done! I've not been doing a huge amount if I'm honest, was busy over the holidays but been ill again the last couple of weeks so other than trying to sort out m personal statement and some work experience and things not really been doing a lot I need to sot myself put and start doing things again!


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    (Original post by furryface12)
    I'll give it a go!



    I'm having this problem too I think last time I said a bit about what I'd learnt from a book and how I'd read into it afterwards, then linked it to an article I'd read somewhere else. At one point I tied it all into my EPQ, but then dropped EPQ so had to change it back... I always felt like it was the weakest part of my personal statement though and that I could have made more of it but really not sure how, sorry!
    Right. Basically you have the numbers 1-9 (only use each once) and you have to put them in a four by four grid like this:

    14
    32

    And add left right top to bottom so

    14 + 32 + 13 + 42 = 101

    And see how many combinations to 200 you can get. I can't get any

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    (Original post by madeofstone1804)
    Hi, my name is Elia. I am studying English lit &lang, Photography and Media Studies and hope to go to University this coming September. What about you?
    hey I do maths, geography and art, hoping to do geography at uni next September.
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Right. Basically you have the numbers 1-9 (only use each once) and you have to put them in a four by four grid like this:

    14
    32

    And add left right top to bottom so

    14 + 32 + 13 + 42 = 101

    And see how many combinations to 200 you can get. I can't get any

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    6 1
    5 7

    61+57+65+17=200?
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Right. Basically you have the numbers 1-9 (only use each once) and you have to put them in a four by four grid like this:

    14
    32

    And add left right top to bottom so

    14 + 32 + 13 + 42 = 101

    And see how many combinations to 200 you can get. I can't get any

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    I found one on my fifth attempt Will let you know when I've got some more
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    Sent off my application today

    Well, I mean, handed it in to Head of Oxbridge... just need to wait and meet with my UCAS referee now.
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I'm unsure on how to actually talk about further reading on a personal statement, any advice?
    Bit late, sorry, but you should make it sound as independent as you can, something like 'I read "X". I found "Y" really interesting and decided to learn more online.' Or you could say it improved your appreciation for whatever the book is about I suppose.
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Bit late, sorry, but you should make it sound as independent as you can, something like 'I read "X". I found "Y" really interesting and decided to learn more online.' Or you could say it improved your appreciation for whatever the book is about I suppose.
    Thanks for the help
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    QFA
    I'm bored so I tried to work out a general rule to the potential solutions. I'm not sure but it seems if you define the four digits you want to be \begin{pmatrix} a & b\\c & d \end{pmatrix} you just need to satisfy a+1=d and b+c = 18-2a (assuming the digits are between 1 and 9). Not a huge help I guess but it could be useful if you want to check a solution.

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    If you break the problem down, it's basically just:

    200 = (10a+b)+(10c+d)+(10a+c)+(10b+d)

    = 20a+11(b+c)+2d

    I noticed in all the solutions I'm getting the four digits add to 19, so a+b+c+d=19

    Rearrange to get b+c = 19-a-d

    Substitute to get 20a+11(19-a-d)+2d

    Expand to get 9a-9d+209=200

    9(a-d)=-9

    a-d=-1

    a+1=d

    Substitute into b+c to get b+c=18-2a
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    At what point is it okay to say 'that's enough' vis a vis characters on the PS?

    On the one hand I'm pretty sure I've done all I can without overtly waffling in just over 3,800 characters, on the other hand, I have nearly 200 more to go?
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    (Original post by NikolaT)
    At what point is it okay to say 'that's enough' vis a vis characters on the PS?

    On the one hand I'm pretty sure I've done all I can without overtly waffling in just over 3,800 characters, on the other hand, I have nearly 200 more to go?
    Copy and paste it into ucas and click preview to see if you're within the 47 line limit.
 
 
 
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