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    Hey guys,
    Since the personal statement character limit is so less, I am confused about what to include and what not to include. Right now my structure is - para 1 for interest, 2 and 3 for academics, 4 for work experience and 5 for extra-curricular activities.
    Academics is the most important for Oxford, so I just wanted to ask what you think I should include - right now I've written about achievements + interests through reading and writing; should I instead write about the papers I've studied and what they taught me? Space is very limited, so I doubt if I can do both.
    Please help?
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    (Original post by hermione-granger)
    Hey guys,
    Since the personal statement character limit is so less, I am confused about what to include and what not to include. Right now my structure is - para 1 for interest, 2 and 3 for academics, 4 for work experience and 5 for extra-curricular activities.
    Academics is the most important for Oxford, so I just wanted to ask what you think I should include - right now I've written about achievements + interests through reading and writing; should I instead write about the papers I've studied and what they taught me? Space is very limited, so I doubt if I can do both.
    Please help?
    writing what you learnt from the papers is a better approach, also is the work experience definitely relevant to the course you are applying for?
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    I would be willing to sacrifice extra-curricular if any link to academic law is somewhat tenuous.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    writing what you learnt from the papers is a better approach, also is the work experience definitely relevant to the course you are applying for?
    Yes, the work experience was with a government agency which works with litigation and functions as a civil court in the area that I'm interested in, so it's definitely related to law.
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    (Original post by Arbitio LNAT)
    I would be willing to sacrifice extra-curricular if any link to academic law is somewhat tenuous.
    I've only mentioned debating and MUN, since it is directly related to the course. I've also written about my experience in these activities and instances where we debated some legal problems too. Would that work?
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    Write that you helped defeat Voldemort and came top of your year at Hogwarts for your OWLs. I mean, you're Hermione Granger. =P

    Seriously though, don't worry; just write something half decent and you'll get into law school. Trust me.
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    (Original post by hermione-granger)
    I've only mentioned debating and MUN, since it is directly related to the course. I've also written about my experience in these activities and instances where we debated some legal problems too. Would that work?
    Debating, especially in the context you have mentioned, sounds like a reasonable point to include in your PS.
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    (Original post by jessjanellbhons1)
    Write that you helped defeat Voldemort and came top of your year at Hogwarts for your OWLs. I mean, you're Hermione Granger. =P

    Seriously though, don't worry; just write something half decent and you'll get into law school. Trust me.
    Hahah, that sounds like a great idea. But it's a matter of where I get in and also scholarship, since I'm an international student. So I must put in extra effort (much like Hermione before every test).
 
 
 
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