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    Right, my personal statement is like 4 lines above the limit, but it is within the character limit - I am sure, after reading through it, that I need it all - the only other way that I can reduce the lines is by taking out the lines between the paragraphs, but i have heard that the admission tutors hate non-paragraphed ps's
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    (Original post by CharlieTH)
    Right, my personal statement is like 4 lines above the limit, but it is within the character limit - I am sure, after reading through it, that I need it all - the only other way that I can reduce the lines is by taking out the lines between the paragraphs, but i have heard that the admission tutors hate non-paragraphed ps's
    Take them out, admissions won't care.
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    that's what i had to do - i took out the lines between the paragraphs, my form tutor said that it's alright..
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    Having lines between the paragraphs is a waste of valuable space. So just get rid of them, they really won't care.
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    I took out the lines between the paragraphs for mine - the information is more important that it being properly paragraphed. Plus, because of line lengths, you can kinda tell where my paragraphs were anyway.
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    Don't take the lines out! Admissions tutors do not want to read solid walls of text. If you really look through your ps you will almost certainly find unnecessary bits that can be cut.
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    Yeah I took the lines out from between mine when I applied.
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    Not again! Read my profile for advice and a demonstration of why you should keep the blank lines between paragraphs.
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    You will have unnecessary things that you can cut. So far, I have never seen a personal statement that it is perfect just as it is and does not need any changes.
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    (Original post by Antifazian)
    Don't take the lines out! Admissions tutors do not want to read solid walls of text. If you really look through your ps you will almost certainly find unnecessary bits that can be cut.
    RWJ cat :love:
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    You'd better hurry yo' ass up regardless, Oxbridge deadline is coming up.
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    (Original post by Muffinz)
    RWJ cat :love:
    You're applying to Durham with A*AB?
    I thought it was AAA minimum?
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    (Original post by Mann18)
    You're applying to Durham with A*AB?
    I thought it was AAA minimum?
    I'm retaking a maths exam to raise it to A*AA. It's a punt, I'm not expecting an offer.
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    (Original post by Muffinz)
    I'm retaking a maths exam to raise it to A*AA. It's a punt, I'm not expecting an offer.
    Keep the faith.

    Anyone who says "punt" probably watches Dragon Den, and thus is a badass, so you'll probably be accepted :cool:

    To which college did you apply?
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    (Original post by Mann18)
    Keep the faith.

    Anyone who says "punt" probably watches Dragon Den, and thus is a badass, so you'll probably be accepted :cool:

    To which college did you apply?
    I do love a bit of Dragon's Den. :love:

    I'm planning on applying to Josephine Butler, I still need to perfect my PS before I send off my application.
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    (Original post by Antifazian)
    Don't take the lines out! Admissions tutors do not want to read solid walls of text. If you really look through your ps you will almost certainly find unnecessary bits that can be cut.
    This.
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    Having lines between the paragraphs is a waste of space and you dont really need it. We were never told to do that at 6th form.
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    Hmm. It's all the subscribers/mods/fancy-coloured-titled people that are saying NOT to take out lines.

    I concur with them. :awesome:
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    OK everyone! My ps has 48 lines but why the hell am I over 544 characters than the limit? It doesn't make sense? :confused:
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    (Original post by Faith01)
    OK everyone! My ps has 48 lines but why the hell am I over 544 characters than the limit? It doesn't make sense? :confused:
    Well you're one line over the line limit as well.
    The computer will not lie so just go back and cut out unnecessary parts.
 
 
 
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