Which of the two occurred first for you?

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I've completed my personal statement! . Finished it via Google Docs on my smartphone. I checked https://maccery.com/ps to see how many lines would actually appear on the UCAS PS form. Sadly it was 52 lines so I had to edit out some of the sauce on my PS (sorry if this statement sounds arrogant, I just think my PS is really impressive lol). I've managed to cut it down to 49 lines/ 3,779 characters. So basically I want to know which of 47 lines and 4,000 characters occured first for you when you finished your PS?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Dynamic_Vicz)
    I've completed my personal statement! . Finished it via Google Docs on my smartphone. I checked https://maccery.com/ps to see how many lines would actually appear on the UCAS PS form. Sadly it was 52 lines so I had to edit out some of the sauce on my PS (sorry if this statement sounds arrogant, I just think my PS is really impressive lol). I've managed to cut it down to 49 lines/ 3,779 characters. So basically I want to know which of 47 lines and 4,000 characters occured first for you when you finished your PS?
    Character limit was the one that screwed me over had to edit it after I'd put it in the first time to make it fit. Good luck with your impressive PS
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Character limit was the one that screwed me over had to edit it after I'd put it in the first time to make it fit. Good luck with your impressive PS
    Thanks SeanFM!
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    I found the line limit to be more restrictive

    Ended up at about 3700 characters and 47 lines, despite my first draft being over 4000 characters. The line limit seems so arbitrary - could easily be 50 lines or even unlimited and it would make everything so much easier.
    Online

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Character limit, but I was literally only like 11 over and when I noticed I'd accidentally typed a sentence twice that brought me down.

    I have like 30 characters spare atm so here's hoping my tutor & German teacher don't recommend anything else for my final edit.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Right now I'm on 46 lines and 3994 characters. Still got a little bit more to add...

    OP you can just paste it into the UCAS form to see how much space it takes because your site might not be accurate. You can always go back and change it after you click 'save'. Only when you send it off can you not change it.
 
 
 
Write a reply… Reply
Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: October 3, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Which is the best season?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.