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    how long should personal statements be?

    There’s no word limit if that’s what you’re asking. Instead you have a certain amount of space to use however you want. The best thing to do is download a template of the correct size and work on that. If you really want a rough estimate you can expect to get between 300 to 500 words on the page though this will vary depending on a lot of things. The electronic application system (EAS), works slightly differently and you have less control over the space you use. If you handwrite your statement there are a whole bunch of tricks you can use to get more space.

    you should use up all the space available to you. You are allocated a certain number of lines on the ucas website, or you can do it by hand however you want on the paper application, in the space provided. But i cant stress enough, use up all the space - if you dont it just makes you look like you done have anything to say

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    and read other threads before posting new ones

    Apparently the new system for Us Yr 12 is that we do it the computer, the idea of handwritten statements is out. Kinda good really, that way you don't have to worry if you make a mistake

    yea paper application is still around, but it's becoming very rare - UCAS and all universities recommend doing it via the website, all 6th form colleges who have tried it, recommend it, and all students who have used it recommend it (well those i have met anyway) - it's a brilliant service, so much better than paper

    I did it electronically, I think the limit was on number of lines rather than words if I remember correctly. Mine was about 580 words I think, but I don't know what a typical figure is - I don't think it really matters as long as you cover everything.
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