Personal statement capital letters!!

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molhog
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Currently writing my personal statement as many of us are, however i'm fretting over small grammatical things.

When mentioning things such as 'sixth form', 'college' and 'student union' do these need capital letters?

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Hi, I've moved your thread to the PS advice forum, as it fits better here.

You should only use capital letters for proper nouns, so if you are naming a specific college (or whatever) then you should use a capital. Otherwise, you shouldn't. Subject names are also not proper nouns, unless they are languages, e.g. English, French, or written in conjunction with the qualification e.g. History A-level.

If your grammar isn't great, then it would be a good idea to get someone to proof read it for you. While a few errors won't equal an instant rejection, generally poor grammar does make a bad impression.
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(Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
Hi, I've moved your thread to the PS advice forum, as it fits better here.

You should only use capital letters for proper nouns, so if you are naming a specific college (or whatever) then you should use a capital. Otherwise, you shouldn't. Subject names are also not proper nouns, unless they are languages, e.g. English, French, or written in conjunction with the qualification e.g. History A-level.

If your grammar isn't great, then it would be a good idea to get someone to proof read it for you. While a few errors won't equal an instant rejection, generally poor grammar does make a bad impression.

Okay great thank you! Dont worry i will definitely be getting it proofed read!
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