The only significant difference between an online and paper application is how you complete them. The contents of both will be similar and will both will require as much of your time and effort. Whether youre completing an online or paper application, always draft your answers first! Photocopy a paper application and use this to prepare each answer. For online application forms, use a word processing package to type your answers and then copy and paste them into the form. Online application forms can vary so just take your time and carefully follow each instruction. The system should guide you through the process and in the majority of cases there will be a help button should you get stuck! When completing an online application be careful with your use of language. Write in full sentences and do not abbreviate words or use shorthand.