How hard did you find writing your PS?

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_kale!_
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As the title says, just feeling a little social today I suppose

A lot of people talk about not knowing if they have enough to write about on their statement, but my problem was the other extreme. I found that I had too much to say and had to be very selective with what I brought up. Seemed like 4000 characters was hardly enough, and looking back on it, sometimes I think 'Jee, I would love to have mentioned X.' Anyone else feel/felt a similar way?

On the other hand, if you're struggling with your PS for the opposite reason I would suggest setting a timer and trying to bullet point as many things as possible you could write about. When the timer's up, polish these ideas and see if anything you wrote down inspires you!
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Useful Do's and Don'ts of Writing a PS - with helpful online guide with lots of good/bad examples - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF5-vnhZRx8
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(Original post by _kale!_)
As the title says, just feeling a little social today I suppose

A lot of people talk about not knowing if they have enough to write about on their statement, but my problem was the other extreme. I found that I had too much to say and had to be very selective with what I brought up. Seemed like 4000 characters was hardly enough, and looking back on it, sometimes I think 'Jee, I would love to have mentioned X.' Anyone else feel/felt a similar way?

On the other hand, if you're struggling with your PS for the opposite reason I would suggest setting a timer and trying to bullet point as many things as possible you could write about. When the timer's up, polish these ideas and see if anything you wrote down inspires you!
Yeah I 100 percent agree with you! My first draft was thousands of characters over, it was just hard to pick and choose the good stuff. On the plus side it made my PS pretty dense once I managed to condense it down
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Yeah I 100 percent agree with you! My first draft was thousands of characters over, it was just hard to pick and choose the good stuff. On the plus side it made my PS pretty dense once I managed to condense it down
*cue spongebob's "but what about thiiiss... or thiIiSss...or THIIISSss"
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Very few universities give a crap about them to be honest. I know LSE take them seriously.
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