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pls help - statement length

farah

pls help - statement length
« on: October 04, 2005, 10:00:02 AM »
hey all,

i know this is prob a stupid question, but id rather be safe than sorry...

a lot of schools give strict guidelines about the length of the personal statement (# of pgs, double spaced, and font size)... others give no limit..

my question is about those schools that give a limit of, for example, 2 pgs, but no font size or spacing details... is it automatically understood that it means double spaced? or could it be single or 1.5 spaced?

also, where it specifies double spaced, would it look unfavorable upon the applicant to use 1.5 spacing (which is similar?)

i ask all these questions b/c the usual limit for the statements (2 pgs double spaced) seems too short for me to write something substantial...

maybe i just need to try harder to be succinct!

anyways, thanks for ur help!

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Re: pls help - statement length
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2005, 01:54:59 PM »
Are most schools only 2 pages?  Does anyone know?