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    Hello,

    I have applied to Oxford for Theology and Religion; hence need to send in written work. I am doing an essay obviously related to RS - which I'm doing at A Level and was just wondering...
    - Should I handwrite it or type: would it look better if its handwritten? Would it show the time, effort, care and uniqueness as most people will probably type it?
    - Does the 2000 words include the essay title?
    - are they looking for school essays and so essays to that standard. Thus no massive extra reading etc to be included?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by Aaron2515)
    Hello,

    I have applied to Oxford for Theology and Religion; hence need to send in written work. I am doing an essay obviously related to RS - which I'm doing at A Level and was just wondering...
    - Should I handwrite it or type: would it look better if its handwritten? Would it show the time, effort, care and uniqueness as most people will probably type it?
    - Does the 2000 words include the essay title?
    - are they looking for school essays and so essays to that standard. Thus no massive extra reading etc to be included?

    Thank you
    - I would imagine most type it because it’s easier to hand in, I don’t think they particularly care and one wouldn’t look better than the other, but do what you’re comfortable with!
    - Uhm, should the essay title be long enough that that’s a problem? There’s generally 100-200 words wiggle room around the suggested word count, so I wouldn’t worry about it.
    - Yep, they’re looking for A-Level standard work. A bit of extra reading would look good so I’d recommend it, but it’s not essential. They’re more so looking for how it is you write and your way with words, as oppose to how much knowledge you’ve thrown in.

    Good luck! x
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    (Original post by FloralHybrid)
    - I would imagine most type it because it’s easier to hand in, I don’t think they particularly care and one wouldn’t look better than the other, but do what you’re comfortable with!
    - Uhm, should the essay title be long enough that that’s a problem? There’s generally 100-200 words wiggle room around the suggested word count, so I wouldn’t worry about it.
    - Yep, they’re looking for A-Level standard work. A bit of extra reading would look good so I’d recommend it, but it’s not essential. They’re more so looking for how it is you write and your way with words, as oppose to how much knowledge you’ve thrown in.

    Good luck! x
    Thanks for your reply.
    - Best to leave it typed then, as it's so much easier.
    - That's good to know. Wasn't sure if it was like the Personal Statement were you can't go over a certain amount, even by one character.
    - That's interesting to know! My problem is, that I'm knowledgable, but not the best with words and making them flow nicely etc. Hope it isn't a huge hindrance to my application. I mean I can write to a good standard in getting As etc in essays, just not sure how good you have to be for Oxford!
 
 
 
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