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    So I've been working really hard to cut down my PS to allow for line breaks between paragraphs but then a teacher told me that I just have to leave a gap (pressing enter once). Which one should I do? Please help
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    Do like breaks. The people reading your personal statement don’t want to look at a block of text. If they’re stressed enough from their job they might even give up on you.
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    Do like breaks. The people reading your personal statement don’t want to look at a block of text. If they’re stressed enough from their job they might even give up on you.
    So what i mean by line breaks is

    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberB labberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabb erBlabberBlabberBlab

    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberB labberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabb erBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBl abberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabbe rBlabber

    instead of

    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberB labberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabb erBlabberBlabber
    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabber
    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberB labberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabb erBlabberBlabber
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    (Original post by VirgoStrain)
    Do like breaks. The people reading your personal statement don’t want to look at a block of text. If they’re stressed enough from their job they might even give up on you.
    according to the teacher they don't see line breaks
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    I was always told paragraphs are important and they must be clear.
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    (Original post by pagefan)
    So what i mean by line breaks is

    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberB labberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabb erBlabberBlabberBlab

    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberB labberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabb erBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBl abberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabbe rBlabber

    instead of

    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberB labberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabb erBlabberBlabber
    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabber
    BlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlab berBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabberB labberBlabberBlabberBlabberBlabb erBlabberBlabber
    Yes

    Which of those would you find easier to read?
 
 
 
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