MrBeans

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Should one put their signature on their personal statement?

In other words, should I type my name at the end of my personal statement?

Thanks for any help, and I apologize if this is a stupid question because I couldn't find anything regarding this.
 
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No. I'm not sure, but from what I heard at an orientation-type thing for predents, an admissions person said something like, "We get your file and the first thing we do is flip to [x]." I gathered that your AADSAS application arrives to the schools as a little packet of info about you. Nothing should get mixed up.

Plus, it would take up character space!
 

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No. I'm not sure, but from what I heard at an orientation-type thing for predents, an admissions person said something like, "We get your file and the first thing we do is flip to [x]." I gathered that your AADSAS application arrives to the schools as a little packet of info about you. Nothing should get mixed up.

Plus, it would take up character space!
Thanks psi, you're always a great help :)

My current personal statement is ~4,190 characters + spaces.

I'm having a hard time making use of those extra 310 :p I suppose I should try harder to make use of an extra sentence or two :laugh:
 
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I know that feeling of wanting to use all the given space, but its not always necessary. But, yeah, I get it.

When you get to that "stuck" feeling, its best to leave it alone for a few days and then come back. Its surprising how much you read as actually being there, but when you step back for a while, you read it again, and it seems so jumpy! Step back and relax for a while. You will be surprised.
 

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Thanks psi, you're always a great help :)

My current personal statement is ~4,190 characters + spaces.

I'm having a hard time making use of those extra 310 :p I suppose I should try harder to make use of an extra sentence or two :laugh:
Eliminate some words, instead of add useless filler words/statements. If you haven't added them by now they are, more than likely, do not have that much significance.

They rather read a short, elegant flowing masterpiece than one who attempted to put in just enough Jenga blocks so the tower didn't fall.
 
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Your name will be all over the application, personal statement letter is the last place it needs to be.