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    Trivial question lol

    I am hopefully going to apply to Cambridge to do Linguistics, and will likely need to send in essay examples. My English teacher recommended that any essays I write from now on that I might send should be handwritten, as it means I am less likely to have copied from the internet!

    Do you think it really matters? I prefer writing on the computer as it's easier to change the essay as I go along. Preferably answers from people who have sent essays in themselves!
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    Work on it loads, finish it, re-draft etc. Then copy the final draft out by hand.
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    Typed is less suspicious - if they aren't convinced they can then scan it and put it through the plagarism detector.
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    :lolwut:

    Your teacher clearly doesn't know how it works. Cambridge require you to afix a form on top of each submitted essay which is signed by a teacher and they write the original mark given to the essay on that form.

    If anything was going to be suspicious, a handwritten essay would be because nobody at school uses these anymore. However neither would be suspicious because of the necessity of getting those aforementioned coversheets signed.
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    :lolwut:

    Your teacher clearly doesn't know how it works. Cambridge require you to afix a form on top of each submitted essay which is signed by a teacher and they write the original mark given to the essay on that form.

    If anything was going to be suspicious, a handwritten essay would be because nobody at school uses these anymore. However neither would be suspicious because of the necessity of getting those aforementioned coversheets signed.
    Ok thanks for that info!
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    I didn't focus on the essay aspect when i applied. was immensely stupid of me and i went into the interview worried about the shockingly bad essays i'd sent in comparison to the quality i could have done
    make the effort for it and make them blumming good, go for it OP!
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    Ok thanks for that info!
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    (Original post by ily_em)
    Trivial question lol

    I am hopefully going to apply to Cambridge to do Linguistics, and will likely need to send in essay examples. My English teacher recommended that any essays I write from now on that I might send should be handwritten, as it means I am less likely to have copied from the internet!

    Do you think it really matters? I prefer writing on the computer as it's easier to change the essay as I go along. Preferably answers from people who have sent essays in themselves!
    2 of the 3 essays I submitted were handwritten - purely because that's how I prefer to write when writing in a foreign language (due in part to my technical ignorance when it comes to typing accents etc) - and, so far as I know, it wasn't a problem! If I recall correctly, there is also a coversheet which a teacher must sign, and, in my case, essays were not supposed to have been refrafted or written specifically for the Cambridge application (though this may be different for Linguistics).
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    Have you any idea what kind of essay they want you to send in? Because I can't think of any school essay that would be relevant for the course, apart from arguably some English language ones. (which I see you're doing - nice set of A-levels for linguistics!)
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    I typed mine as they were like that when I wrote them due to it being quicker :yep:
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    (Original post by Supergrunch)
    Have you any idea what kind of essay they want you to send in? Because I can't think of any school essay that would be relevant for the course, apart from arguably some English language ones. (which I see you're doing - nice set of A-levels for linguistics!)
    I have just written a child language acquisition essay which I might send in. I'm not sure what to send if they want any more, though by the time they need them I will have probably written more essays I can choose from.
    You're right about there being a lack of essay relevancy- on one of the college websites (can't remember which one) it says the essay sent in can be from any subject as Linguistics is quite interdisciplinery and there aren't really any required subjects. Though English Language is obviously a bonus!
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    Hi!

    I know I've got to send in an essay as part of the requirements for architecture at Murray Edwards but I was just wondering when do colleges usually start asking for them??

    (Cos I haven't written one yet...and want to know the sort of timeframe!)
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    Hullo

    I'm not applying for architecture, but I have to send 3 Biological Essays for my Natural Sciences application to Peterhouse, due in November 2.
    Hope that helps
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    I emailed the college I'm applying to (Sidney Sussex) about a question related to this, and they said they would start asking for written work once the deadline for applications had passed. Presumably they mean 15th October.

    Hope this helps.
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    In the welcome email my college sent me a link saying when they wanted it by along with other things, i have no idea if they will ask - or will assume your able to find the dedline.
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    Similar position, applying to Emmanuel for Philosophy and know that they have a November 2nd deadline for '2 essays'.

    Do you know if the essays should be regular school pieces (i.e. marked with red pen all over the place) or specialised, subject-specific ones? (My school doesn't offer Philosophy so I suppose that would mean tailoring an English/History essay to be a bit...philosophical...)
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    Hi everyone,

    This thread is intended for all those submitting essays to Cambridge as part of the application procedure (note: only for some subjects at some colleges).

    I know that the essays should be part of regular school work and marked by a teacher. I have two regular essays that I would be happy to submit but I also have a summer research essay (part of a school competition) that I am rather proud of. It is marked etc. but is it acceptable to send a non A-level related essay?
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    They will accept any of your written work, they don't necessarily want anything related to A-levels since they will be trying to gauge how well you know your subject and your analytical abilities.

    However, if you have a subject-related piece of coursework, this can add more weight because the coursework will be thoroughly marked and moderation (or risk there of) will ensure that it was marked accurately by your teacher.
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    Thanks guys...Nov 2nd seems likely to be 'the date' so I better get started then!!

    By the way the essays dont necessarily have to be work from school it can be done in your own time but if they are school work they don't mind the red pen either---they're pretty 'flexible' according to one of the college admissions
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    I applied to Trinity and I haven't received anything about submitting essays yet (though I know for sure that I do have to submit at least two). I'm wondering when they're going to tell me all the details, since the deadline is supposed to be on 2nd November.
 
 
 
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