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Maths Personal Statement dilema - nem - 29/08/2006

Ok its a bit of a picky dilema, but here it goes. In my personal statement for maths should i refer to the subject as maths or mathmatics?

mathmatics is the proper name, you know the whole "one grammatical or spelling error and its binned" arguement

maths however i think gives the impression i am relaxed and affectionate about the subject

thanks in advance


RE: Maths Personal Statement dilema - Athena - 29/08/2006

Quote:mathmatics is the proper name, you know the whole "one grammatical or spelling error and its binned" arguement

maths however i think gives the impression i am relaxed and affectionate about the subject

Call it mathematics the first time you mention it, then maths the rest of the time. Unless you're applying to LSE/Imperial/Oxbridge, where mathematics would probably be best.


nursing personal statement help - Lissa - 29/08/2006

im currently writing my ps but i cant think of an ending please help!


RE: Maths Personal Statement dilema - dplsk - 21/07/2010

(29/08/2006, 12:13 PM)nem Wrote: Ok its a bit of a picky dilema, but here it goes. In my personal statement for maths should i refer to the subject as maths or mathmatics?

mathmatics is the proper name, you know the whole "one grammatical or spelling error and its binned" arguement

maths however i think gives the impression i am relaxed and affectionate about the subject

thanks in advance

I ALWAYS use Mathematics (note capitalisation). Although it is generally not considered what you use by less demanding universities, those who are particularly fussy about grammar will notice.

Letting the capital letter slip is hardly worth mentioning, but I'd try to put it in. Always refer to it as 'Mathematics' though and not Maths.
(29/08/2006, 12:46 PM)Lissa Wrote: im currently writing my ps but i cant think of an ending please help!

I would need to see your personal statement to give a definitive answer, but I try to sum up my feelings towards doing Maths at university by briefly explaining my motivation for doing it.

This is demonstrated in my personal statement below (under the same username):

http://www.studential.com/bio/getps.asp?ps=1610

If you wish for a more definitive answer, please PM me.


RE: Maths Personal Statement dilema - Misel948 - 08/11/2010

What I did was treat my ps as a maths one and towards the end while talking about career options I mentioned about my interest in finance and economics related jobs