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Commitment to the Specialty

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In the advice to completing the forms section on the MTAS website, they stated with regards to the questions on Commitment to Specialty that the responses should be '...well-presented, answer all elements of the question and should be written as full responses (i.e. sentences rather than lists/notes). '

Now if we can't list the evidence, how on earth are we supposed to provide full responses within the 150 word limit?

I'll now have to revise this section of my application  :'(

Or am i not quite understanding something ?

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Thanks for that, I think I need to revise my answers too.

Where is this all leading to I wonder.

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revise your answer. i am jealous. just returned from holiday to find these evil questions.

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You still have time

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what do they actually mean by sentences not lists/notes ? Does it mean we have to write it in paragraphs ?

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do paragraphs breaks have any effect on the word counts?

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Well, I type directly on the form.

As you type the count of words follow.

This is really helpful.

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To achieve word counts for one answer in your word document highlight the area you wish to count with a right click and drag then go to word count in the tools tab.

This may be a preferred option to staying online to conjure your answers.

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But MTAS counts differently to Word...

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what do u mean?

But MTAS counts differently to Word...

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I had no problems doing it all on Word and then cutting and pasting onto the MTAS form. The number of words were the same in both.

As to writing sentences instead of notes, we all have to do the same. Just make sure you write all the important things and leave out the superfluous. And if you can use one word instead of three, do it (e.g. 'I taught medical students' rather than 'I have taken part in teaching sessions for medical students'). Write what you want to write; then summarise it in less words. Then summarise it again... until you reach 150 words or less.

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Horatio I think you're right. Felt really clever in word and most answers were exactly 150, pasted them across and i have a random amount of words left.

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