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    I have included quite a bit of maths jargon in my personal statement, going fairly deep into some outside reading I've done. However, I want to avoid making mistakes like using an informal or incorrect name for something, being too vague or too specific, talking nonsense etc.
    I asked my maths teacher if she would check it for me, but she refused, on the account that she doesn't understand much English. What should I do?

    To emphasise, this isn't about spelling or grammar, I'd like to check whether I've made any mistakes in the maths lingo.
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    (Original post by Fibonacho)
    I have included quite a bit of maths jargon in my personal statement, going fairly deep into some outside reading I've done. However, I want to avoid making mistakes like using an informal or incorrect name for something, being too vague or too specific, talking nonsense etc.
    I asked my maths teacher if she would check it for me, but she refused, on the account that she doesn't understand much English. What should I do?

    To emphasise, this isn't about spelling or grammar, I'd like to check whether I've made any mistakes in the maths lingo.
    Surely you must have some maths teachers at your school willing to check your personal statement for you? Gosh, I think nearly every teacher I'd ever met had checked my personal statement before I finally sent it off.
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    I'm also struggling to believe that there isn't someone in your subject area at school who can read your statement for you. If it's too jargon-y maybe consider toning it down. Not everyone who reads it will be a specialist.
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    (Original post by Fibonacho)
    I have included quite a bit of maths jargon in my personal statement, going fairly deep into some outside reading I've done. However, I want to avoid making mistakes like using an informal or incorrect name for something, being too vague or too specific, talking nonsense etc.
    I asked my maths teacher if she would check it for me, but she refused, on the account that she doesn't understand much English. What should I do?

    To emphasise, this isn't about spelling or grammar, I'd like to check whether I've made any mistakes in the maths lingo.

    You probably shouldn't be talking about things you don't have a firm grasp of. They might ask you about it in your interviews and if you don't answer convincingly you will come across as pretentious, or even worse, they might think someone else has written it for you.
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    (Original post by Fibonacho)
    I have included quite a bit of maths jargon in my personal statement, going fairly deep into some outside reading I've done. However, I want to avoid making mistakes like using an informal or incorrect name for something, being too vague or too specific, talking nonsense etc.
    I asked my maths teacher if she would check it for me, but she refused, on the account that she doesn't understand much English. What should I do?

    To emphasise, this isn't about spelling or grammar, I'd like to check whether I've made any mistakes in the maths lingo.
    You should avoid mentioning things you don't understand (as they would be able to tell). For my Maths personal statement I just went into detail on why I wanted to do Mathematics, what particular branch of Mathematics I like and why; what skills I have which would be beneficial; and what I would want to achieve from doing this degree and at uni in general.
 
 
 
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