If I programmed game of life would it beneficial to put on my UCAS?

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Suppose I were to program Conway's Game Of Life and put it in my UCAS personal statement. Would that benefit me or is the game of life seen as too simple?
I'm applying for computer science and my predicted grades are 3 A's
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I think you're misunderstanding the point of the personal statement. It's not a list of achievements, it's a platform to analytically discuss things you've done and reflect on them and how they developed your interest in your subject area. They don't care about what you did, they care about what you took away from doing it.

What did you learn from the experience? What was challenging? Was it the thing(s) you were expecting, or something unexpected? Why? How did you resolve the situation? How has this developed your understanding of the subject? How will this influence your approach to the subject in future? Etc, etc...
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Thanks a lot, this was really helpful


(Original post by artful_lounger)
I think you're misunderstanding the point of the personal statement. It's not a list of achievements, it's a platform to analytically discuss things you've done and reflect on them and how they developed your interest in your subject area. They don't care about what you did, they care about what you took away from doing it.

What did you learn from the experience? What was challenging? Was it the thing(s) you were expecting, or something unexpected? Why? How did you resolve the situation? How has this developed your understanding of the subject? How will this influence your approach to the subject in future? Etc, etc...
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