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    I'm going to apply to university this fall and I'm starting to write my PS. In a paragraph I will talk about my work experience, which was 4 weeks long. Should I write "4 weeks" or "a month"? Which sounds better/longer? I know it might sound trivial, but I'm just looking for a general opinion here

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    Was it 4 weeks/month in one place?

    Both sound the same length. Month, less characters I would go for.
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Was it 4 weeks/month in one place?
    Yes, in one place. I finished last week. At the end all I wanted to do is sleep and have some summer holiday already!
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    I'd say a month. It'll take up less characters az crazylemon said, and they both sound the same.
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    (Original post by Mangaartist)
    Yes, in one place. I finished last week. At the end all I wanted to do is sleep and have some summer holiday already!
    Don't write that bit in your PS

    (Original post by mel0n)
    I'd say a month. It'll take up less characters az crazylemon said, and they both sound the same.
    I made a constructive point! that almost never happens!

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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    I made a constructive point! that almost never happens!

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    Lol does it not :p:?!
    Hi btw :hi: Do you and crazyferret still argue :awesome:?
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    Never write ''4 weeks'' it's ''four weeks'', but here ''a month'' is more succinct.
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    Never write ''4 weeks'' it's ''four weeks'', but here ''a month'' is more succinct.
    Thanks for the help! I'm going to write "a month", then. Now i have English sentences spinning around in my head though, so I need to make them stop first =)
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    I agree with the consensus, not only because it is more succinct, but because it seems more appropriate to round it up to a month. As an example, while saying you worked for twelve weeks might be correct it seems almost too precise, and three months would be more appropriate.

    Once you have completed a draft you can post it in the Personal Statement Help section if you want and the PS Helpers can have a look at your draft for you.
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    (Original post by mel0n)
    Lol does it not :p:?!
    Hi btw :hi: Do you and crazyferret still argue :awesome:?
    No, I tend to hide in the med chat thread and get warned if I go elsewhere :sad:

    Yes we still argue and he delights in calling me sour frequently :emo:
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    (Original post by F1 fanatic)
    I agree with the consensus, not only because it is more succinct, but because it seems more appropriate to round it up to a month. As an example, while saying you worked for twelve weeks might be correct it seems almost too precise, and three months would be more appropriate.

    Once you have completed a draft you can post it in the Personal Statement Help section if you want and the PS Helpers can have a look at your draft for you.
    Thanks, I'll definitely do that =)
 
 
 
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