Error In Personal StatementWatch
I recently sent off my UCAS Application so I can't change anything.. I read over my PS thousands of times before sending it off - but today, when I was reading it again, I realised that everytime I talked about a book I'd read, I'd write is using quotation marks rather than inverted commas. E.g. I wrote that I read "The Economist" rather than 'The Economist.' I know its not that big a deal but I'm freaking out lol,, can someone give me some advice on what to do/ whether this will affect my chances at the unis may think I've got bad english?
Your application may not have been sent off to UCAS it might just been sent off to the school for them to send to UCAS, if you just submitted the application. Ask your school if you can change your PS, if this is the case. You get two separate confirmation emails for when your school receives the application, for your referee to check it and for when your application has been sent to universities.
That's fine! What Unis are looking for in your personal statement is why they should choose you for the course. Their judgement on your English will come from how you've worded the rest of the statement, not your use of quotation marks. It really won't affect your chances at all. Unis know that this is a stressful time for us, so they won't penalise you for such a small mistake.
I know someone who forgot to include a connective word in their final sentence, still got all the offers