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    Hi there,

    Should I abbreviate science technology, maths and engineering to STEM when writing my personal statement and if not should each word start with a capital ie Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering? I am applying for PGDE in primary teaching in Scotland, should I assume nothing or assume that it's widely know what STEM is?

    Thanks in advance.
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    It is a widely used acronym but good practice is to spell it out the first time (with the abbreviation in brackets) and then abbreviate. Also the subject names aren't proper nouns so don't need capital letters.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    It is a widely used acronym but good practice is to spell it out the first time (with the abbreviation in brackets) and then abbreviate. Also the subject names aren't proper nouns so don't need capital letters.
    Great, thanks
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    (Original post by heidie772)
    Hi there,

    Should I abbreviate science technology, maths and engineering to STEM when writing my personal statement and if not should each word start with a capital ie Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering? I am applying for PGDE in primary teaching in Scotland, should I assume nothing or assume that it's widely know what STEM is?

    Thanks in advance.
    it's a lot of characters to use (I'm not contradicting alleycat btw) - is there a different way you could write it? Or include it at all? Check out the advice in the subject specific guidance for writing a teaching PS and you may not need to include it at all
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    STEM I would say has been used enough as a noun for you to use it.I doubt at interview the interviewer will ask you what stem is just use all caps for it
 
 
 
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