Can I be really technical in my PS?

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Parziva1
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I wanted to talk about a few things in my personal statement ; such as things I've learnt from the activities I've done, can I include technical terms for like most of my personal statement (65% ish)?

Furthermore do you think it's a waste of space to define terms, in the way I've learnt them like...
I learnt about X theory, this is when ......
Or is that a waste of space?

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(Original post by Parziva1)
I wanted to talk about a few things in my personal statement ; such as things I've learnt from the activities I've done, can I include technical terms for like most of my personal statement (65% ish)?

Furthermore do you think it's a waste of space to define terms, in the way I've learnt them like...
I learnt about X theory, this is when ......
Or is that a waste of space?

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I think you need to revisit this idea - who has told you it is sensible to do this?
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I think you need to revisit this idea - who has told you it is sensible to do this?
Both ideas?
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I think you'll get an opportunity to discuss further during an uni interview - I wouldn't try to patronise the admissions team unless it's something really out of the ordinary or uncommon to know about / unrelated to what you're applying for.
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Both ideas?
Yes - read the section on here about writing a PS
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I think you'll get an opportunity to discuss further during an uni interview - I wouldn't try to patronise the admissions team unless it's something really out of the ordinary or uncommon to know about / unrelated to what you're applying for.
Would it be Ok if these technical terms are in relation to the course?
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Yes - read the section on here about writing a PS
Would it be OK if I can write about the things I've learnt for the course?
I'm talking about a theory in my PS, would the person checking my personal statement be a professor of the subject?
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Would it be OK if I can write about the things I've learnt for the course?
I'm talking about a theory in my PS, would the person checking my personal statement be a professor of the subject?
I dont understand why you want to write about a theory in your PS. You aren't trying to educate the admissions team, you're supposed to be selling yourself.
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I dont understand why you want to write about a theory in your PS. You aren't trying to educate the admissions team, you're supposed to be selling yourself.
Like talking about what I've learnt and what I found interesting : talking about how I used this as part of the work that followed?

Would that be good?
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yes if you can talk about it in depth and be expected to be grilled on it at interview. but i do agree with people above, your ps is more about why youre the best candidate for your chosen course at your chosen uni not why you love a theory
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Would it be OK if I can write about the things I've learnt for the course?
I'm talking about a theory in my PS, would the person checking my personal statement be a professor of the subject?
Which universities? They won't be interested in you trying to show off - you need to show your passion and why you want to study further.
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Would it be Ok if these technical terms are in relation to the course?
I'm not quite sure what you're getting at -

Given that you're already limited to 4000 characters, I'd highly advise that you format it in that way where you dont DEFINE what you've learnt. personally I'd phrase it this way for example, roughly speaking:

"I've managed to take the opportunity to learn about X, what I find most fascinating when researching was that Y and Z had appeared beyond the scope of what people would think. It interlinked principles of innovation and life sciences together" etc etc.

I think it's a plus to always try to link your sentences and paragraphs tailored to you and what you've experienced from it, instead of coming across as a textbook narrator sort-of tone.
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Which universities? They won't be interested in you trying to show off - you need to show your passion and why you want to study further.
I was looking at two Russel Group universities (ambitious I know)
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I'm not quite sure what you're getting at -

Given that you're already limited to 4000 characters, I'd highly advise that you format it in that way where you dont DEFINE what you've learnt. personally I'd phrase it this way for example, roughly speaking:

"I've managed to take the opportunity to learn about X, what I find most fascinating when researching was that Y and Z had appeared beyond the scope of what people would think. It interlinked principles of innovation and life sciences together" etc etc.

I think it's a plus to always try to link your sentences and paragraphs tailored to you and what you've experienced from it, instead of coming across as a textbook narrator sort-of tone.
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