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    Hey!

    I am currently having troubles formating my PS into the UCAS form. I have reworked my PS several times and when I was finally happy with the result (using 3800 words and 42 lines in Word), UCAS formation kind of crossed my way. I am 3 lines over the limit.

    However, when I remove spaces between paragraphs I am on 45 lines. The paragraphs are still clearly distinquishable and you can easily tell them apart. Would this somehow affect the decision of the admissions commitees? Does it make my PS less ''correct'' ?

    Thanks for advice!
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    Hi!! I have been through the applications process twice - both times I have not put spaces between paragraphs. Although it looks neater, admissions tutors are fully aware of the strict character/lines limit so wouldn't expect you to waste these precious lines due to spaces between paragraphs!!! So I honestly wouldn't worry at all. I have not yet (I still have offers to receive for this year) received any rejections and I have applied to some top Russell Group universities so I really don't think it is an issue in any way!Hope that helps :-)
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    Nah don't worry about putting double line breaks.
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    (Original post by Mieleki)
    Hey!

    I am currently having troubles formating my PS into the UCAS form. I have reworked my PS several times and when I was finally happy with the result (using 3800 words and 42 lines in Word), UCAS formation kind of crossed my way. I am 3 lines over the limit.

    However, when I remove spaces between paragraphs I am on 45 lines. The paragraphs are still clearly distinquishable and you can easily tell them apart. Would this somehow affect the decision of the admissions commitees? Does it make my PS less ''correct'' ?

    Thanks for advice!
    It's recommended that you make your PS as readable as possible. That means blank lines between paras.

    If you can't do this then you're not going to be rejected- but your ps won't have as much impact as if you had tightened it up to fit with line breaks.

    If you run through each sentence and see if it would still make sense if you take out one or two words you can very quickly cut down on the amount of waffle in your PS
 
 
 
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