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    My PS in full uses up the full 4000 character limit (3993 characters), and I only have 3 lines which are not related to academia - just naming hobbies really.

    Is this enough? I'm applying to Physics. I don't see why the university would care about what I do in my free time, as I'm being made an offer based on my grades not how many hobbies I have?

    Many thanks.
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    It's fine (in fact, it's recommended) not to have much space about hobbies.

    However, you are definitely going to have to cut some of your PS down, as you are almost guaranteed to reach the line limit first
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    It's fine (in fact, it's recommended) not to have much space about hobbies.

    However, you are definitely going to have to cut some of your PS down, as you are almost guaranteed to reach the line limit first
    Thanks for the reply.

    Ive pasted the PS into the UCAS form and it was accepted, I believe it took up 46 of the 47 lines, so I guess I'm cutting it close.
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    (Original post by W. A. Mozart)
    Thanks for the reply.

    Ive pasted the PS into the UCAS form and it was accepted, I believe it took up 46 of the 47 lines, so I guess I'm cutting it close.
    Do you have paragraphs? You need to make sure that your PS is also clearly structured, and it makes it A LOT easier for admissions tutors to read it if you have whole lines between paragraphs. I've never seen a PS (and I've seen well over 1000) that can't be improved by either removing irrelevant things, or condensing the bits that are there, or a mixture of the two
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    Do you have paragraphs? You need to make sure that your PS is also clearly structured, and it makes it A LOT easier for admissions tutors to read it if you have whole lines between paragraphs. I've never seen a PS (and I've seen well over 1000) that can't be improved by either removing irrelevant things, or condensing the bits that are there, or a mixture of the two
    It contains around 5-6 paragraphs in total, but no I don't have the whole line space between them.

    Thanks for the advice, I'll try and see if there is anything that I can remove. Could I potentially PM you my PS to take a look at it?
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    (Original post by W. A. Mozart)
    It contains around 5-6 paragraphs in total, but no I don't have the whole line space between them.

    Thanks for the advice, I'll try and see if there is anything that I can remove. Could I potentially PM you my PS to take a look at it?
    there is the service that you can access on TSR through the PS builder tool (you don't have to use it, but I recommend reading it through and making any relevant changes), if you haven't used it already. Don't PM your PS to anyone
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    (Original post by *Interrobang*)
    there is the service that you can access on TSR through the PS builder tool (you don't have to use it, but I recommend reading it through and making any relevant changes), if you haven't used it already. Don't PM your PS to anyone
    I wasn't aware of this, thank you very much!
 
 
 
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