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    In the UCAS website they state that you can write up to 4000 words, spaces included or 47 lines.
    So does this mean that if I go over 4000 words (spaces included) and still manage to have less then 47 lines that my Personal Statement is fine. Or does it mean that I will have to shorten it a bit.

    I seem to have 4413 words (spaces included) and 41 lines. Would this be okay, or do I have to shorten it? :/
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    No, it needs be less then 4000 words AND 47 lines if I remember rightly? Also, when I copied mine out of Microsoft Word onto the UCAS site it upped my line count so watch out for that...
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    It's not 4000 words. It's 4000 characters, spaces included. And, to my knowledge at least, it still has to be under 4000 characters even if it's also under 47 lines.
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    So basically I need to have less then 4000 characters and 47 lines?
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    April fools?
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    (Original post by Great Lord Xenu)
    April fools?
    WHAT?!? :confused:
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    Whichever comes first. If you reach 47 lines then it's cut off (not sure about character limit tho). If you reach 4000 characters, (say, with less than 47 lines) it's cut off too.
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    4000 words would be epic! No, no April fools in this thread.
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    Both restrictions will need to be adhered to.
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    (Original post by shaysonic)
    So basically I need to have less then 4000 characters and 47 lines?
    Yes but the 47 line limit is far more important. Anyone writing a 4,000 character statement will be producing something much too difficult to read. Read my profile for advice.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Yes but the 47 line limit is far more important. Anyone writing a 4,000 character statement will be producing something much too difficult to read. Read my profile for advice.
    Thank you very much Good Bloke! The advice in your profile really helped me!
    I was wondering if you could check out my personal statement in the Social science forum to see if I my personal statement is good or not?
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    (Original post by Diffusion)
    Whichever comes first. If you reach 47 lines then it's cut off (not sure about character limit tho). If you reach 4000 characters, (say, with less than 47 lines) it's cut off too.
    Well I shortened and cleaned my PS a bit now.
    Now I have 3992 characters 38 lines. This should be sufficient right? None of my content is going to be cut off right?

    I am sorry if I seem slightly dense right now, but I am really tensed about my personal statement!
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