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    Hi guys, I am wondering what I should include for the Cambridge PS. MY draft is a little skimpy now but hey! it's just a draft. Anyway, should I write about cambridge in general or make specific references to the college I am applying to?? What are the usual things people write in it?
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    i dont think its a good idea to write about the university you want to go too,

    in mine i have done

    why that subject
    work experience
    my further interest
    ending

    and i have included extra curricular activities where relevant
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    (Original post by lifter_gav)
    i dont think its a good idea to write about the university you want to go too,

    in mine i have done

    why that subject
    work experience
    my further interest
    ending

    and i have included extra curricular activities where relevant
    no no... i didn't write the uni on the ucas personal statement. i mean on the cambridge application form.

    i am wondering if i should include why i would want to study in a specific cambridge college.
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    There's a statistic somewhere that the Oxford tutors once agreed something like 90% of people write in the extra box and 90% of those people shouldn't have bothered...
    Don't write in it for the sake of writing in it - it's just not worth it

    Basically you just want to say why it's so important to go to Cambridge
    So what you say is something like that you are a very intense and ambitious student and while you feel that you will be very successful wherever you go, you feel that the intense atmosphere of Cambridge, with the ... (are they called supervisions at Cambridge?) anyway with all that lot will help you to achieve your full potential

    Only better written cos it's 10:30 on a sunday morning and i cant think in straight lines
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    (Original post by Bekaboo)
    There's a statistic somewhere that the Oxford tutors once agreed something like 90% of people write in the extra box and 90% of those people shouldn't have bothered...
    Don't write in it for the sake of writing in it - it's just not worth it

    Basically you just want to say why it's so important to go to Cambridge
    So what you say is something like that you are a very intense and ambitious student and while you feel that you will be very successful wherever you go, you feel that the intense atmosphere of Cambridge, with the ... (are they called supervisions at Cambridge?) anyway with all that lot will help you to achieve your full potential

    Only better written cos it's 10:30 on a sunday morning and i cant think in straight lines
    well. isn't that what most people write? no? haha. i wrote something similar i guess w/o refering to the college i am applying to.
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    i got really stressed about that because i'd decided not to bother then our head of sixth rang us up the day before we sent it and told us that we should fill it in, except i didn't get the message, so the other 3 from my school had and i hadn't - then i got even more stressed than i already was, which is quite some feat. But to be honest i don't think i had anything of great value to add, and it can't have made too much difference. If you have nothing specific to cambridge that's really important, don't just ramble on about how great it is etc, just leave it.
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    I was thinking of leaving it...but wondered if this looked lazy at all! I have stuff I think I should write it there but in the end, what you write there won't make that much of a difference, unlike the interview!
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    (Original post by groovy_moose)
    i got really stressed about that because i'd decided not to bother then our head of sixth rang us up the day before we sent it and told us that we should fill it in, except i didn't get the message, so the other 3 from my school had and i hadn't - then i got even more stressed than i already was, which is quite some feat. But to be honest i don't think i had anything of great value to add, and it can't have made too much difference. If you have nothing specific to cambridge that's really important, don't just ramble on about how great it is etc, just leave it.
    what would qualify as really important? Then they should completely eliminate this section, no?
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    (Original post by leannemann)
    I was thinking of leaving it...but wondered if this looked lazy at all! I have stuff I think I should write it there but in the end, what you write there won't make that much of a difference, unlike the interview!
    yea. i was thinking the same way. i don't want to look lazy and it doesn't hurt to tell them how much you love cambridge either.
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    I love the course, I love the place but then I wouldn't be applying if i didn't. Will probably write something in the end, even if it's because I've been advised to. They probably don't pay much attention to it, or maybe they do - it's difficult trying to predict anything!
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    (Original post by leannemann)
    I love the course, I love the place but then I wouldn't be applying if i didn't. Will probably write something in the end, even if it's because I've been advised to. They probably don't pay much attention to it, or maybe they do - it's difficult trying to predict anything!
    Which college are you applying to? To read what?
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    Girton to read MML (French & Spanish). I stayed overnight at Trinity Hall and it was way too noisy for me so that put me off going central. Also, i was limited to about 3-5 colleges as they favour literature over linguistics and I might want to do linguistics. Loved Girton, beautiful college, great facilities. Just seemed like the place for me. How about you?
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    (Original post by leannemann)
    Girton to read MML (French & Spanish). I stayed overnight at Trinity Hall and it was way too noisy for me so that put me off going central. Also, i was limited to about 3-5 colleges as they favour literature over linguistics and I might want to do linguistics. Loved Girton, beautiful college, great facilities. Just seemed like the place for me. How about you?
    You mean people make a din at night? Couldn't you like go and chuck at bottle at them or something? lol. Natsci (bio). Probably at pembroke.
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    I wrote (for Oxford) why I thought the Oxford course was best for me and what I liked about the college. I don't think it makes much difference though, I only filled it in because I'd antagonised my head of sixth form enough for that day.
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    (Original post by Madelyn)
    I wrote (for Oxford) why I thought the Oxford course was best for me and what I liked about the college. I don't think it makes much difference though, I only filled it in because I'd antagonised my head of sixth form enough for that day.
    May I enquire how the british education system is structured? Since the first day you enter school and the exams you take and all that.
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    I was tempted to throw something at them...or to tell them to get stuffed in my best French
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    (Original post by leannemann)
    I was tempted to throw something at them...or to tell them to get stuffed in my best French
    I see... lol. do you use msn?
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    yes, im on it now!
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    (Original post by leannemann)
    yes, im on it now!
    I have a proposition. It's interesting to talk to you, but it's real slow here. Mind giving me your msn contact? PM me if you agree.
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    On my cam form i wrote literally 2 sentences, about why cambridge and why the college i applied to. If you do write something, make short and sweet and to the point. If you find you are repeating stuff from your UCAS PS, then don't bother. Only write something meaningful,and related to the college/stlye of teaching at cam.
 
 
 

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