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Are personal statements discriminatory?

Postby smr » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:44 pm

A charity has analysed personal statements from a large number of university applicants and discovered that those from independent schools tend to be better — in some cases spectacularly so — than the state school ones. The article points out that some of the statements are flat out ghost written by professionals and, obviously, I think that's bang out but I'm less convinced about the suggestion that e.g. there should be limits placed on how many achievements you can put in the statement.

The issue of staff time dedicated to polishing statements is an inequality but it seems like something to aspire to rather than ban.
I am either ridiculously impressed with voice recognition or completely baffled.

"Dive Source SCUBA Watersports" Did you mean, Dinosaurs School for Watersports?

No. But please take me there, smartphone.

We see this kind of shit in Wales all the time.

I like this. I like how you handled this. You could've come right out and been "Some guy cunted that sheep," but you went subtle.
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