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    anyone got a better word for 'fascinating'. just reading my PS one more time before its sent off tomorrow and i have used that word like twice :/
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    anyone got a better word for 'fascinating'. just reading my PS one more time before its sent off tomorrow and i have used that word like twice :/
    You're right to avoid that word as it is overused and cliched. However, it is best to imply that it fascinated you, rather than say it did
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    You're right to avoid that word as it is overused and cliched. However, it is best to imply that it fascinated you, rather than say it did
    hmm yeah thats true

    finding this part hard!
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    hmm yeah thats true

    finding this part hard!
    Try a thesaurus online :-


    What is another word for fascinating?

    What's another word for fascinating? Here's a list of synonyms for this word.


    [TD="width: 320"]Adjective
    captivating, charming, attractive, enthralling, mesmerizing, interesting, absorbing, intriguing, beguiling, appealing, alluring, enticing, spellbinding, enchanting, riveting, compelling, delightful, engaging, engrossing, glamorous, gripping, bewitching, ravishing, seducing, delectable, irresistible, seductive, siren
    [/TD]

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    (Original post by AZ_97)
    Try a thesaurus online :-


    What is another word for fascinating?

    What's another word for fascinating? Here's a list of synonyms for this word.


    [TD="width: 320"]Adjective
    captivating, charming, attractive, enthralling, mesmerizing, interesting, absorbing, intriguing, beguiling, appealing, alluring, enticing, spellbinding, enchanting, riveting, compelling, delightful, engaging, engrossing, glamorous, gripping, bewitching, ravishing, seducing, delectable, irresistible, seductive, siren
    [/TD]

    lol in context
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    You're right to avoid that word as it is overused and cliched. However, it is best to imply that it fascinated you, rather than say it did
    Just reading my PS for the 100th time....

    Is it 'my recent studies of G&Politics' or 'study'.....?
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Just reading my PS for the 100th time....

    Is it 'my recent studies of G&Politics' or 'study'.....?
    "...studies in..."
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Just reading my PS for the 100th time....

    Is it 'my recent studies of G&Politics' or 'study'.....?
    As above but don't shotten it like that. Tbh it's not the best wording anyway and subject names should be small letters unless naming the qualification
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    As above but don't shotten it like that. Tbh it's not the best wording anyway and subject names should be small letters unless naming the qualification
    Yeah thanks
    Im going to look at that tonight...my ucas is being sent off on thursday so still have time to make corrections
    So change the wording order right?
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Yeah thanks
    Im going to look at that tonight...my ucas is being sent off on thursday so still have time to make corrections
    So change the wording order right?
    Not so much the order, but see if you can word it in another way, although it's not necessary to mention your A Levels at all really
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    Not so much the order, but see if you can word it in another way, although it's not necessary to mention your A Levels at all really
    i was told you should have a paragraph in your PS about the a-levels you have done linking to the course you want to study at uni...
    I have read loads of people have done this as well? Kinda worried now
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    i was told you should have a paragraph in your PS about the a-levels you have done linking to the course you want to study at uni...
    I have read loads of people have done this as well? Kinda worried now
    you would want to demonstrate your interest in the university course and so I would have said its natural to refer to your A levels in some way
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    i was told you should have a paragraph in your PS about the a-levels you have done linking to the course you want to study at uni...
    I have read loads of people have done this as well? Kinda worried now
    It's not necessary cos most of the time applicants will be doing similar a Levels and the admissions tutors will know what the courses involve so you won't be telling them anything new. It's best to focus on your interest in the course outside of school cos that will be more unique to you
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    It's not necessary cos most of the time applicants will be doing similar a Levels and the admissions tutors will know what the courses involve so you won't be telling them anything new. It's best to focus on your interest in the course outside of school cos that will be more unique to you
    Though this is true, writing about your subjects shouldn't hinder you in anyway

    Most applicants do it, and admission tutors know that most schools recommend it to students.

    I want to study Politics and wrote about how studying politics and another book I read link, and how economics brought to attention the financial problems faced, whilst ICT and my visit to Parliament for a digital democracy talk link.


    OP: it's really about how you word it tbh. Don't just say "XYZ taught me...". Show what you did after it taught you that, like links to books, podcasts etc
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    Though this is true, writing about your subjects shouldn't hinder you in anyway

    Most applicants do it, and admission tutors know that most schools recommend it to students.

    I want to study Politics and wrote about how studying politics and another book I read link, and how economics brought to attention the financial problems faced, whilst ICT and my visit to Parliament for a digital democracy talk link.


    OP: it's really about how you word it tbh. Don't just say "XYZ taught me...". Show what you did after it taught you that, like links to books, podcasts etc
    Most applicants do it, but that doesn't mean it's recommended. It is a waste of characters. I reviewed over 1000 PSs when the PS Help service was open, and I can't recall a single statement where the A Level paragraph added anything important
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    Most applicants do it, but that doesn't mean it's recommended. It is a waste of characters. I reviewed over 1000 PSs when the PS Help service was open, and I can't recall a single statement where the A Level paragraph added anything important
    In that case, you are more experienced than me!
    I wish I was given this advice when writing mine because I was told that you have to do it to make yourself sound academic, and I ended up sacrificing my relevant extra curricular for it (ones which are relevant to politics).

    Although, I did manage to link everything in to activities and extra reading so I think it turned out okay for me.
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    (Original post by Olympiad)
    In that case, you are more experienced than me!
    I wish I was given this advice when writing mine because I was told that you have to do it to make yourself sound academic, and I ended up sacrificing my relevant extra curricular for it (ones which are relevant to politics).

    Although, I did manage to link everything in to activities and extra reading so I think it turned out okay for me.
    It's (un)surprising that schools and colleges don't really know what to advise for PSs for uni. That's why TSR has worked hard to gets lots of good resources
 
 
 
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