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Completing the SAQ and have said what I want to for the Additional PS in 198 characters. The word count says you're allowed 1200 characters! How long is yours?

Also I seem to be having problems putting what I want to say into words. Does this additional ps need to go through lots of drafts like the UCAS personal statement (don't really think I have the energy for it to be honest).
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I wrote mine in one go and I think it was about 800 characters - I had a bit to say because I've applied for PPS but just Politics at my other unis. As long as you've said everything you want to say I wouldn't worry - they'll be able to tell if you're just trying to fill space and will probably be grateful that you've kept it short!
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At present its blank. I can't really think of anything to write in it
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Ididn't write one.
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I wrote mine in one go and I think it was about 800 characters - I had a bit to say because I've applied for PPS but just Politics at my other unis. As long as you've said everything you want to say I wouldn't worry - they'll be able to tell if you're just trying to fill space and will probably be grateful that you've kept it short!
woo. a fellow PPS applicant.
I pretty much used up all the space, but once again there is more subject matter to cover in PPS.

what college you applied to?? oopss oh i see. St catherines. Homerton here.
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1198 characters :awesome:

That's because I applied for chemical engineering at my other unis and chemical engineering via Natural Sciences at Cambridge, which is a unique course really. So it was worth writing an extra PS for me.

If you applied for the same course at all your unis and your UCAS PS covers everything, then don't do one. I know people who got offers without having written an additional PS...
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i didn't write one (economics).
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On the SAQ for Cambridge applicants there is a space for an additional personal statements. Do most people enter one or leave it blank? I feel I have nothing to say, but will this hinder, benefit or do nothing to my application?

Please don't move this to the SAQ mega thread, as I find questions rarely get answered in these type of threads.
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mine is blank
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Mine was pretty short. I had said most of what I wanted to say in my original PS, and so I only put a few lines about which modules I thought I'd be interested in etc.

It's perfectly acceptable to leave it blank, because they won't want to read something unneccessary and just filling space. You only really need to write something if your original PS does not completely fit/you're applying for a different course/you have extra information specific to your Cambridge application.
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Mine's only around 400 characters.

(Original post by Amahia11)
I know people who got offers without having written an additional PS...
This is reassuring though!
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I too didn't write one. Am keeping my fingers crossed.
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Hmm is it better to write a short additional PS solely on which curse module that would be "extra" interesting than leaving it blank?
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Applied last year, I used the whole 1200 characters. I just dug out my SAQ printout and wow did I write a lot of crap in there.

I'd say it's better to have something rather than nothing, but don't just write something for the sake of writing something, you know?
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1200 characters :sexface:



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Are you in anyway at disadvantage for choosing not to write it? Just finished filling the rest of my SAQ.
Feels strange to write another personal statement, and to be quite frank I don't know what to write. :o:
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If you don't have anything to write, don't :p:. It'd probably be patently obvious to them that you're rambling. Although if there's any part of the course that's specifically appealing, write about it!
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only write it if you have something worthwhile to write. nothing > generic crap.

no, not writing it wont stop you getting in
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As a matter of fact, there are parts of the course which I'm looking forward to. Well, I'm looking forward to the course as a whole, but the bits that I would really LOVE are taught partly in the second year and mostly in the third and fourth year. I was initially thinking of writing about these, but then I thought it might give the admission officer the sense that I'm daydreaming way too high somehow.
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If you don't have anything to write, don't :p:.
Might as well do! :p:
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no, not writing it wont stop you getting in
Good to know. :moon:
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I would really LOVE
Write this :yep:. Well not exactly that, but you know what I mean :p:
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