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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Never give your PS to a stranger on the internet. Post it in the PS help forum for a confidential (and safe) review by a TSR PS helper.
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    (Original post by stefany-a)
    I have but no one has gotten back to me

    That isn't quite true, is it?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Sigh. Read my profile.



    Ignore the person who asked you to send your PS to him for a review. The worst thing you can possibly do is send your PS to a stranger on the internet. Unless you want to live up to your username when accused by UCAS of plagiarism, of course. Instead, get a review from the TSR PS help service, in confidence and perfectly safely.
    Aha don't worry; I had no plans of sending it to him. I'd only ever send it by PM to an actual PS Helper, or just place it on the PS Help Thread like I have
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    Indeed, the teachers at my school that always deal with Oxbridge admissions seemed to think it didn't matter.

    I know UCAS doesn't allow you to indent, but could I not start each paragraph with 10-15 taps of the space bar to make it appear that way?
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    (Original post by JoshW7)
    Indeed, the teachers at my school that always deal with Oxbridge admissions seemed to think it didn't matter.

    I know UCAS doesn't allow you to indent, but could I not start each paragraph with 10-15 taps of the space bar to make it appear that way?
    No, the UCAS system removes superfluous spaces and all tab characters.
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    (Original post by JoshW7)
    But surely an admissions tutor would value the extra 5 lines of information - in helping them decide whether they would want to admit you - more than its aesthetic appeal.
    My dad does part-time work in admissions. I can assure you that when people have a huge pile of these to get through, they aren't going to be reading all personal statements in that much detail, and that's it's absurdly unlikely that 5 extra lines of information is going to seal the deal for you. Tbh, most will just skim read and only look in detail at the start. Aesthetic appeal is a lot more important than cramming your statement full of information that's most likely not going to help your application.
 
 
 
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