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Too short essay ? [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2012, 05:24
I need to write an application essay of max 600 words. After writing it, several persons told me to remove a passage that was playing against my best interests. Now, the essay is about 450 words long. I am wondering how the adcom will interpret the fact that I submit an essay with 25% less words than the maximum limit.
I am happy with the current form of the essay and have no problem with submitting it with 450 words but I don't want the adcom to feel like I am not interested by the school (it's actually my top choice and the only school to which I apply) and do not use all the means available to defend my case.
Can I leave it with 450 words or do I have to add something to get closer to 600 words ?
Thanks in advance for you answer.
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Re: Too short essay ? [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 00:59
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I would HIGHLY suggest getting it up to 600. When you have 450 words for a 600-word essay it seems like you don't have anything to say... :(
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Re: Too short essay ? [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2012, 02:18
Thanks, I'll add smth.
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Re: Too short essay ? [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2012, 01:06
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Not just something... but something GOOD!
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