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Mombastic

Hi Mombastic, I am set to apply for Oxford's BCL course and have a query in respect of the 2k written essay. I clarified on the minimum word requirement with Oxford and they said that there isn't any. However, what according to you would be the minimum word strength that they might be looking for? For instance, would a 1100 word essay serve the purpose as long as it is perfectly analytical?


Hey! My sincere apologies for the delay, have travelled a lot.

I'd try to aim for at least 1.8k. 1.1k in my view isn't a lot. The more you write, the better. However, the golden rule is to be concise and not to be descriptive. They want CRITICAL ANALYSIS, not regurgitating what the law is or what different authors have said. They rave for YOUR OPINION because your inputs will be the thing you will need to implement in your tutorial essays :)

[Edited by Mombastic on Jan 03, 2020]

[quote]Hi Mombastic, I am set to apply for Oxford's BCL course and have a query in respect of the 2k written essay. I clarified on the minimum word requirement with Oxford and they said that there isn't any. However, what according to you would be the minimum word strength that they might be looking for? For instance, would a 1100 word essay serve the purpose as long as it is perfectly analytical?[/quote]

Hey! My sincere apologies for the delay, have travelled a lot.

I'd try to aim for at least 1.8k. 1.1k in my view isn't a lot. The more you write, the better. However, the golden rule is to be concise and not to be descriptive. They want CRITICAL ANALYSIS, not regurgitating what the law is or what different authors have said. They rave for YOUR OPINION because your inputs will be the thing you will need to implement in your tutorial essays :)
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ann007

Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?


I have a very serious doubt in addition to this too, does the 2000 word limit include preface? or is it considered separate from the essay?

[quote]Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?[/quote]

I have a very serious doubt in addition to this too, does the 2000 word limit include preface? or is it considered separate from the essay?
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Vinícius B...

Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?


I have a very serious doubt in addition to this too, does the 2000 word limit include preface? or is it considered separate from the essay?


I believe it does count for the 2000 word limit. :D

[quote][quote]Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?[/quote]

I have a very serious doubt in addition to this too, does the 2000 word limit include preface? or is it considered separate from the essay?[/quote]

I believe it does count for the 2000 word limit. :D
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Andrew1319

Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?


I have a very serious doubt in addition to this too, does the 2000 word limit include preface? or is it considered separate from the essay?


Hi,

Had the same question and I emailed the law faculty about it. They said the preface is not included in the word count. Hope this helps!

[quote][quote]Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?[/quote]

I have a very serious doubt in addition to this too, does the 2000 word limit include preface? or is it considered separate from the essay?[/quote]

Hi,

Had the same question and I emailed the law faculty about it. They said the preface is not included in the word count. Hope this helps!
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Hi Mombastic, I am set to apply for Oxford's BCL course and have a query in respect of the 2k written essay. I clarified on the minimum word requirement with Oxford and they said that there isn't any. However, what according to you would be the minimum word strength that they might be looking for? For instance, would a 1100 word essay serve the purpose as long as it is perfectly analytical?


Hey! My sincere apologies for the delay, have travelled a lot.

I'd try to aim for at least 1.8k. 1.1k in my view isn't a lot. The more you write, the better. However, the golden rule is to be concise and not to be descriptive. They want CRITICAL ANALYSIS, not regurgitating what the law is or what different authors have said. They rave for YOUR OPINION because your inputs will be the thing you will need to implement in your tutorial essays :)


Thank you so much! :D

[quote][quote]Hi Mombastic, I am set to apply for Oxford's BCL course and have a query in respect of the 2k written essay. I clarified on the minimum word requirement with Oxford and they said that there isn't any. However, what according to you would be the minimum word strength that they might be looking for? For instance, would a 1100 word essay serve the purpose as long as it is perfectly analytical?[/quote]

Hey! My sincere apologies for the delay, have travelled a lot.

I'd try to aim for at least 1.8k. 1.1k in my view isn't a lot. The more you write, the better. However, the golden rule is to be concise and not to be descriptive. They want CRITICAL ANALYSIS, not regurgitating what the law is or what different authors have said. They rave for YOUR OPINION because your inputs will be the thing you will need to implement in your tutorial essays :) [/quote]

Thank you so much! :D
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miki3999

Do you think an extract of 2250 (excluding footnotes) would be ok? I tried to find something analytical, something where I am analysing the primary sources myself, and only such an extract fits.

Do you think an extract of 2250 (excluding footnotes) would be ok? I tried to find something analytical, something where I am analysing the primary sources myself, and only such an extract fits.
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ann007

Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?


I have a very serious doubt in addition to this too, does the 2000 word limit include preface? or is it considered separate from the essay?


Hi,

Had the same question and I emailed the law faculty about it. They said the preface is not included in the word count. Hope this helps!


Thank you this really did! Just submitted my application! All the best to all of you.

[quote][quote][quote]Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?[/quote]

I have a very serious doubt in addition to this too, does the 2000 word limit include preface? or is it considered separate from the essay?[/quote]

Hi,

Had the same question and I emailed the law faculty about it. They said the preface is not included in the word count. Hope this helps!
[/quote]

Thank you this really did! Just submitted my application! All the best to all of you.
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ann007

Hi All!

Just submitted my application, despite submitting all the required documents in the format they asked for, they are showing my status as incomplete, which I don't understand.
The only drawback was that I registered 4 referees and 3 submitted, as the final one was a professional reference, he did not submit, as BCL program strictly asks for only academic referees. So, three of them did submit, all academic. I cross checked all my supporting documents, everything else is on order.

I do not want to miss out on crucial scholarships and so have not heard anything back from them. Any helpful advice is welcome.

[Edited by ann007 on Jan 25, 2020]

Hi All!

Just submitted my application, despite submitting all the required documents in the format they asked for, they are showing my status as incomplete, which I don't understand.
The only drawback was that I registered 4 referees and 3 submitted, as the final one was a professional reference, he did not submit, as BCL program strictly asks for only academic referees. So, three of them did submit, all academic. I cross checked all my supporting documents, everything else is on order.

I do not want to miss out on crucial scholarships and so have not heard anything back from them. Any helpful advice is welcome.
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LG 007

Hi All!

Just submitted my application, despite submitting all the required documents in the format they asked for, they are showing my status as incomplete, which I don't understand.
The only drawback was that I registered 4 referees and 3 submitted, as the final one was a professional reference, he did not submit, as BCL program strictly asks for only academic referees. So, three of them did submit, all academic. I cross checked all my supporting documents, everything else is on order.

I do not want to miss out on crucial scholarships and so have not heard anything back from them. Any helpful advice is welcome.


Hi,

Can I ask did you submit your application on the January 24th or 25th? I am just asking as you posted your comment on the 25th and the deadline for applications to the BCL was Midday January 24th. If you submitted on the 25th this might explain why your status says incomplete.

[quote]Hi All!

Just submitted my application, despite submitting all the required documents in the format they asked for, they are showing my status as incomplete, which I don't understand.
The only drawback was that I registered 4 referees and 3 submitted, as the final one was a professional reference, he did not submit, as BCL program strictly asks for only academic referees. So, three of them did submit, all academic. I cross checked all my supporting documents, everything else is on order.

I do not want to miss out on crucial scholarships and so have not heard anything back from them. Any helpful advice is welcome.[/quote]

Hi,

Can I ask did you submit your application on the January 24th or 25th? I am just asking as you posted your comment on the 25th and the deadline for applications to the BCL was Midday January 24th. If you submitted on the 25th this might explain why your status says incomplete.
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ann007

Hi All!

Just submitted my application, despite submitting all the required documents in the format they asked for, they are showing my status as incomplete, which I don't understand.
The only drawback was that I registered 4 referees and 3 submitted, as the final one was a professional reference, he did not submit, as BCL program strictly asks for only academic referees. So, three of them did submit, all academic. I cross checked all my supporting documents, everything else is on order.

I do not want to miss out on crucial scholarships and so have not heard anything back from them. Any helpful advice is welcome.


Hi,

Can I ask did you submit your application on the January 24th or 25th? I am just asking as you posted your comment on the 25th and the deadline for applications to the BCL was Midday January 24th. If you submitted on the 25th this might explain why your status says incomplete.


Hey! I actually submitted my application on 23rd itself and contacted them over why my status so as to why it was being shown as incomplete. I was informed that due to the volumes of application received there was a delay on their part in processing, the updated my status to "application accepted" currently it shows that it is under review.

[quote][quote]Hi All!

Just submitted my application, despite submitting all the required documents in the format they asked for, they are showing my status as incomplete, which I don't understand.
The only drawback was that I registered 4 referees and 3 submitted, as the final one was a professional reference, he did not submit, as BCL program strictly asks for only academic referees. So, three of them did submit, all academic. I cross checked all my supporting documents, everything else is on order.

I do not want to miss out on crucial scholarships and so have not heard anything back from them. Any helpful advice is welcome.[/quote]

Hi,

Can I ask did you submit your application on the January 24th or 25th? I am just asking as you posted your comment on the 25th and the deadline for applications to the BCL was Midday January 24th. If you submitted on the 25th this might explain why your status says incomplete. [/quote]

Hey! I actually submitted my application on 23rd itself and contacted them over why my status so as to why it was being shown as incomplete. I was informed that due to the volumes of application received there was a delay on their part in processing, the updated my status to "application accepted" currently it shows that it is under review.
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ilayda2697

Hi, I also applied on Jan 23rd, and my application still says "submitted but not processed yet". I assume this is normal considering the amount of applications they receive. Do you think I should contact them as you did to make sure everything is ok with my application? Thanks!

Hi, I also applied on Jan 23rd, and my application still says "submitted but not processed yet". I assume this is normal considering the amount of applications they receive. Do you think I should contact them as you did to make sure everything is ok with my application? Thanks!
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prioscarri...

Hi, I also applied on Jan 23rd, and my application still says "submitted but not processed yet". I assume this is normal considering the amount of applications they receive. Do you think I should contact them as you did to make sure everything is ok with my application? Thanks!


Well, I think it depends. In my case they send me the message saying my application was ready for review the next day. (I submitted my application on Jan 23rd.)

They probably are still checking whether all the application are ok in terms of supporting documents and formal stuff. However, there is no problem if you contact them to ask.

Best wishes!

[Edited by prioscarrillo on Jan 29, 2020]

[quote]Hi, I also applied on Jan 23rd, and my application still says "submitted but not processed yet". I assume this is normal considering the amount of applications they receive. Do you think I should contact them as you did to make sure everything is ok with my application? Thanks! [/quote]

Well, I think it depends. In my case they send me the message saying my application was ready for review the next day. (I submitted my application on Jan 23rd.)

They probably are still checking whether all the application are ok in terms of supporting documents and formal stuff. However, there is no problem if you contact them to ask.

Best wishes!
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My status says : "Ready for assessment in January Deadline". Is anyone else in the same situation ?

My status says : "Ready for assessment in January Deadline". Is anyone else in the same situation ?
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Finarfin

My status says : "Ready for assessment in January Deadline". Is anyone else in the same situation ?

Mine does, I think that’s the ordinary status to be expected. I applied in early September and it has remained thus since.

[quote]My status says : "Ready for assessment in January Deadline". Is anyone else in the same situation ? [/quote]
Mine does, I think that’s the ordinary status to be expected. I applied in early September and it has remained thus since.
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LLM20US/UK

My status says : "Ready for assessment in January Deadline". Is anyone else in the same situation ?

Mine does, I think that’s the ordinary status to be expected. I applied in early September and it has remained thus since.


Very early application... wish I was that prepared! GL all

[quote][quote]My status says : "Ready for assessment in January Deadline". Is anyone else in the same situation ? [/quote]
Mine does, I think that’s the ordinary status to be expected. I applied in early September and it has remained thus since. [/quote]

Very early application... wish I was that prepared! GL all
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LLM20US/UK

What did everyone use writing sample? Is important? Like essay or article?

What did everyone use writing sample? Is important? Like essay or article?
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miki3999

I've sent an extract from an article I wrote (which was previously an essay).

I've sent an extract from an article I wrote (which was previously an essay).
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Finarfin

Very early application... wish I was that prepared! GL all

One of my references was to become unavailable in November. I wish I’d had more time to perfect the application! Good luck to you too :D

What did everyone use writing sample? Is important? Like essay or article?

I assume that it is indeed crucial, I submitted and adapted extract from a previous article.

[quote] Very early application... wish I was that prepared! GL all[/quote]
One of my references was to become unavailable in November. I wish I’d had more time to perfect the application! Good luck to you too :D

[quote] What did everyone use writing sample? Is important? Like essay or article? [/quote]
I assume that it is indeed crucial, I submitted and adapted extract from a previous article.
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上帝是个笨蛋_Ale...

Very early application... wish I was that prepared! GL all

One of my references was to become unavailable in November. I wish I’d had more time to perfect the application! Good luck to you too :D

What did everyone use writing sample? Is important? Like essay or article?

I assume that it is indeed crucial, I submitted and adapted extract from a previous article.


Second that. I was told by several applicants of the previous years that the writing sample played a very important part in the assessment of our applications in addition to the class rank.

[Edited by 上帝是个笨蛋_Alexandre on Jan 30, 2020]

[quote][quote] Very early application... wish I was that prepared! GL all[/quote]
One of my references was to become unavailable in November. I wish I’d had more time to perfect the application! Good luck to you too :D

[quote] What did everyone use writing sample? Is important? Like essay or article? [/quote]
I assume that it is indeed crucial, I submitted and adapted extract from a previous article.
[/quote]

Second that. I was told by several applicants of the previous years that the writing sample played a very important part in the assessment of our applications in addition to the class rank.
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Christitit...

Hey guys. I am doing a three-year master program outside UK and I am in the second year now. I applied for the 2020-2021 class using my undergraduate grade and my first-year master grade. I wonder if any of you know whether Oxford would require me to achieve 3.7/4.0 for my second master year as a condition. Thank you guys!

Hey guys. I am doing a three-year master program outside UK and I am in the second year now. I applied for the 2020-2021 class using my undergraduate grade and my first-year master grade. I wonder if any of you know whether Oxford would require me to achieve 3.7/4.0 for my second master year as a condition. Thank you guys!
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