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# Question on Sloan Essays: 500 words, limited to 1 page

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23 Aug 2008, 21:48
Hi all,

The MIT Sloan essays state that they should be 500 words or less, limited to one page. However an essay with almost 500 words (double spaced, 12 point font, 1 inch margins) goes over the one page limit. What methods do you guys recommend to meet the one page limit? Reduced spacing? Smaller font? Thinner margins? Thanks!
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24 Aug 2008, 00:30
1.5 space, 11 font, stretch the margins, etc. Whichever one works for you.
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24 Aug 2008, 08:54
Play with the fonts too if you can. 11 pt Arial is wider than 11 pt Times New Roman.
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24 Aug 2008, 13:35
Is it expected that essays be double-spaced?

Double-spacing is hideous.
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24 Aug 2008, 18:00
Thanks for the tips. I also am not a fan of double spacing, but always assumed that it was the norm. I could try for the more appealing 1.5 spacing with modified margins. Are there any font recommendations beyond Times New Roman and Arial?
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24 Aug 2008, 18:02
See if either 11 pt Garamond or Palatino Linotype work? Don't use Arial if you're trying to reduce page coverage.

tmmyc wrote:
Thanks for the tips. I also am not a fan of double spacing, but always assumed that it was the norm. I could try for the more appealing 1.5 spacing with modified margins. Are there any font recommendations beyond Times New Roman and Arial?
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