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23 Nov 2006, 19:49
I have several essays that have a 250 word limit, which is about 2/3 of a page in default format in MS Word.

1 page is 330 words. Do you think it's okay to write 1 full page for the essays?

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23 Nov 2006, 19:57
that's 30% over the limit... may be a bit too much.
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23 Nov 2006, 20:00
Could they really mean 1 page?

There are some questions where I have more to say, but others where I have less to say. I could make 1 essay 200 words and another 300 words.

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23 Nov 2006, 20:59
homefry wrote:
I have several essays that have a 250 word limit, which is about 2/3 of a page in default format in MS Word.

1 page is 330 words. Do you think it's okay to write 1 full page for the essays?

No. Go up to 10% over but no more.

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23 Nov 2006, 20:59
homefry.

I would just follow the direction.

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23 Nov 2006, 21:00
homefry wrote:
Could they really mean 1 page?

There are some questions where I have more to say, but others where I have less to say. I could make 1 essay 200 words and another 300 words.

No, they mean 250 words.

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24 Nov 2006, 20:21
Is it too much to write 650 words for a 500 -word- essay?

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24 Nov 2006, 20:25
masterGMATnow wrote:
Is it too much to write 650 words for a 500 -word- essay?

In my view, yes. Thats substantially over the limit.

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24 Nov 2006, 20:25
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