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    I have completed the first draft of my Personal Statement (for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion) and like many, have exceeded the character limit by 623 characters.

    This is how my statement looks so far:
    *Opens with a quote relating to SEN and a brief few words relating to why this specific quote is important
    *Where my interest began
    *Paragraph about my A-levels and skills I gained from them
    *My gap year (the trip wasn't a year!) to Norway and what I experienced
    *My current job in a SEN school
    *Hobbies
    *Aspirations on completion of degree
    *Brief paragraph to wrap up - back to starting quote, relating my skills and work to it and why I would be a good student for this course

    What on Earth do I take out? I considered taking out the paragraph about my A-Level studies because I took a gap year but I feel like that is still an important part.

    Any advice would be much appreciated!
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    Hello!

    I have completed the first draft of my Personal Statement (for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion) and like many, have exceeded the character limit by 623 characters.

    This is how my statement looks so far:
    *Opens with a quote relating to SEN and a brief few words relating to why this specific quote is important
    *Where my interest began
    *Paragraph about my A-levels and skills I gained from them
    *My gap year (the trip wasn't a year!) to Norway and what I experienced
    *My current job in a SEN school
    *Hobbies
    *Aspirations on completion of degree
    *Brief paragraph to wrap up - back to starting quote, relating my skills and work to it and why I would be a good student for this course

    What on Earth do I take out? I considered taking out the paragraph about my A-Level studies because I took a gap year but I feel like that is still an important part.

    Any advice would be much appreciated!
    Rebecca x
    Take out the first, eighth and maybe sixth point. Or shorten your sixth point to a minimum

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Becka24601)
    Hello!

    I have completed the first draft of my Personal Statement (for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion) and like many, have exceeded the character limit by 623 characters.

    This is how my statement looks so far:
    *Opens with a quote relating to SEN and a brief few words relating to why this specific quote is important
    *Where my interest began
    *Paragraph about my A-levels and skills I gained from them
    *My gap year (the trip wasn't a year!) to Norway and what I experienced
    *My current job in a SEN school
    *Hobbies
    *Aspirations on completion of degree
    *Brief paragraph to wrap up - back to starting quote, relating my skills and work to it and why I would be a good student for this course

    What on Earth do I take out? I considered taking out the paragraph about my A-Level studies because I took a gap year but I feel like that is still an important part.

    Any advice would be much appreciated!
    Rebecca x
    Do you really need a paragraph on A-Levels if it's mentioned elsewhere in the application? A few brief words/a sentence or two would do. Same for hobbies - you don't really need it unless it is directly relevant to SEN.
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    A Levels and quote could be removed for definite. You don't really need career aspirations either, and your gap year could be reduced as well
 
 
 
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