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17 May 2004, 02:54
Just a quick query.

How important is it to strictly adhere to the word limits on B-school admission essays? For example, can one write between 550 - 600 words when the limit is 'approximately 500 words'?

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20 May 2004, 13:47
pusht wrote:
Just a quick query.

How important is it to strictly adhere to the word limits on B-school admission essays? For example, can one write between 550 - 600 words when the limit is 'approximately 500 words'?

cheers

pusht

Our rule of thumb is not more than 10% over the word limit or "guideline." If you feel you must go a little over the 10% on one essay, then make sure you are really supplying important information without verbosity and don't do so on other essays.

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