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How much to write on the essays [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 18:41
Is there a standard length admission essays? I wrote about a page-page and a half, and the HTML box in my online application allows for maybe 3 times as much. I figure the admission people don't want to read a 4 page essay though, right?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 18:51
They usually post guidelines on the length of the essays.
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Re: How much to write on the essays [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 19:10
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Is there a standard length admission essays? I wrote about a page-page and a half, and the HTML box in my online application allows for maybe 3 times as much. I figure the admission people don't want to read a 4 page essay though, right?


First of all, don't write it in the HTML box. Write it in Word :)

If there is really no explicit limit (I would call and ask) than two pages double spaced is the reasonable limit. Which would mean 1 page in the FORM box (unless you found a way to double space it).

Again, it would much simplify your life if you write it in word and look for a way to "Attach" it.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 20:47
Or write in word and copy and paste it into the box.

I really would be quite surprised if there were no word or page limit. (Or at least guidelines). Mine all ranged from 400 to 1200 words.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 22:53
ya I wrote it in word. Im worried about formatting issues when I copy and paste it, but whatever. Anyways, I think im gonna give a call down to the school and ask them. Thanks.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2007, 13:11
sm176811 wrote:
They usually post guidelines on the length of the essays.


sm, love the avatar. i feel that's what my job is like.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2007, 01:09
Tuneman wrote:
ya I wrote it in word. Im worried about formatting issues when I copy and paste it, but whatever. Anyways, I think im gonna give a call down to the school and ask them. Thanks.


Proof read it when it is saved in there. Normally problem characters are the elongated dash (-) in word, that turns into question marks in text format. There are others as well, and make it look awful (I encounter this often on match reports for sport).

Be careful at least to make sure this doesn't happen, as it is so irritating.
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