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    1. I have 5 lines left, and currently my PS ends on my extra curriculars (debate club, to be specific). should I put a conclusion-type thing on the end? and how can I do this without it being super contrived and cheesy? :confused:

    2. this is silly, but when referring to the subject I want to study, and also what it means to me etc, do I say History or history? I recall in a book I've read (Carr's What Is History?, maybe?), that there was no such thing as 'History with a capital H'...but do I use a capital when talking about the subject? :woo: I'm aware it's very pedantic, but I just want to make sure I've got it right!

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    ****out of topic****

    I want to know the 2nd point too but for mathematics(or Mathematics).
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    1. I had a conclusion. Just felt it rounded my P/S off nicely.

    2. History
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    (Original post by flywithemma)
    1. I have 5 lines left, and currently my PS ends on my extra curriculars (debate club, to be specific). should I put a conclusion-type thing on the end? and how can I do this without it being super contrived and cheesy? :confused:

    2. this is silly, but when referring to the subject I want to study, and also what it means to me etc, do I say History or history? I recall in a book I've read (Carr's What Is History?, maybe?), that there was no such thing as 'History with a capital H'...but do I use a capital when talking about the subject? :woo: I'm aware it's very pedantic, but I just want to make sure I've got it right!

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    Read my profile for advice on the first question.

    Subject names are common nouns and therefore not capitalised unless they are also the name of a language. Scriggy clearly hasn't been taught any English grammar, so ignore that answer.
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    (Original post by flywithemma)
    1. I have 5 lines left, and currently my PS ends on my extra curriculars (debate club, to be specific). should I put a conclusion-type thing on the end? and how can I do this without it being super contrived and cheesy? :confused:

    2. this is silly, but when referring to the subject I want to study, and also what it means to me etc, do I say History or history? I recall in a book I've read (Carr's What Is History?, maybe?), that there was no such thing as 'History with a capital H'...but do I use a capital when talking about the subject? :woo: I'm aware it's very pedantic, but I just want to make sure I've got it right!

    THANKS
    Number 2... EDIT: I made a mistake. Seems you don't use a capital. Sorry

    Number 1... It is OK to do a conclusion, in fact it's good to round it off rather than leaving it at a blunt end, just don't repeat yourself.
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    Number 2... use a capital. You are talking about history as an academic subject, so you use a capital since it's a proper noun. No it isn't.

    Number 1... Have you put anything about where you want to go? Like enjoying your time at uni, why that uni is suited to you, what you'd give to the uni, what career you may be considering. etc. None of which is usually relevant to a PS or will make a positive contribution to the admissions tutor's decision.
    See above.
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    1) Round off on why you want to study that subject, but don't repeat yourself.

    2) Don't capitalise it. It's a common noun, and therefore should be lower-case; if you were studying German, that would be capitalised, but history (and mathematics, for the person who asked) is not.

    I actually had an argument with my teachers about this when writing my PS.
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    See above.
    Sorry

    Number 2 I went by what everyone in my school did, but of course I know that for PS's this is often completely wrong lol, many people do the wrong thing. Thinking about it though, I think I wrote 'I have an interest in mathematics' and 'I took Mathematics' kind of thing. Just waht I always was told was right (only use capital for the A-level or degree, not the subject).
    I'll edit my post now!

    Number 1 is just personal preference anyway, but I'm surprised at that! I thought that showing you were thinking seriously about the degree helped (eg I talked about how my work experience affirmed my choice to be a teacher, I wanted to be a teacher etc). Obviously you're a PS helper though lol, I must have just got lucky.
 
 
 

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