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    My sixth form guys said no, that the admissions people will understand that you have to cram so much into so little.
    If you have enough room, then go ahead, put them there, but if you don't, then don't stress about it.
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    My sixth form guys said no, that the admissions people will understand that you have to cram so much into so little.
    If you have enough room, then go ahead, put them there, but if you don't, then don't stress about it.
    thank you!
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    Double check with your own sixth form team, though. Two (or more) opinions are better than one.
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    generally it's not a big deal but you want to stand out and if you can make it easier for the admissions officer to read then do so! I removed some of my statement to make room for the spaces and it honestly looks so much better but I doubt it's the end of the world. I asked the same thing in another thread a few weeks ago and that was the answer I got
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    is it necessary?
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    generally it's not a big deal...
    It's perfectly fine to miss out empty lines; this is what I did a year ago. Cutting out several lines of your PS just to make it look more appealing at a glance is imo a poor choice unless your PS has a lot of waffle, in which case condensing it down a bit wouldn't be a bad idea.
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    (Original post by marshalld67)
    generally it's not a big deal but you want to stand out and if you can make it easier for the admissions officer to read then do so! I removed some of my statement to make room for the spaces and it honestly looks so much better but I doubt it's the end of the world. I asked the same thing in another thread a few weeks ago and that was the answer I got
    thanks!!
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    (Original post by Ed5)
    It's perfectly fine to miss out empty lines; this is what I did a year ago. Cutting out several lines of your PS just to make it look more appealing at a glance is imo a poor choice unless your PS has a lot of waffle, in which case condensing it down a bit wouldn't be a bad idea.
    mine was a choice of making it fit perfectly without the spaces or removing some stuff to add the spaces and to be honest there's always going to be things you can cut out to make it more succinct for the reader
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    is it necessary?
    Admissions staff will always say yes.

    But remember that your PS is unlikely to make any difference to your chances of an offer (and formatting is less important again than content).

    IMO getting your content as tight and well formatted as possible is a worthwhile exercise. You want the people reading your PS to see the content that really matters and not miss something crucial because you left in a rambling sentence or some fluff about your hobbies or A level subjects.
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    I did it having 5 seperated paragraphs =3600 charachters . An important part of my course is writing concisely, and quality is better than quantity. Good to have 2 or 3 really well developed points than 6 okay points.

    Unis will spend a lot of time reading your application including your PS (so no space is okay) but imo its best to give your self the best possible chance, and this is one way to shine.
 
 
 

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