Spaces in between personal statement paragraphs?

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hi guys

my p.s right now is 50 lines with spaces in between each paragraph, and 46 if I have it as one big paragraph

some people have said it doesn't matter if you don't have spaces between each para because UCAS removes it anyway, but others have said its better to leave spaces because it makes it easier for the admissions officer to read, which is obviously a good thing

would like to have a definite opinion because I'm a bit confused

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Completely up to you, leaving spaces can help break up your personal statement but if you feel an extra 3 lines would help your personal statement more then don’t include spaces.
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I’ve never read a PS that wouldn’t benefit from being made more concise and shorter.

Go through each sentence and see if you can remove one word without losing the grammar/meaning of the sentence.

(And take out anything that says stuff like “studying English A level has given me communication skills” because admissions staff know what benefit different A levels have)
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