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nathanielmark

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Re: word count on PS
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2004, 09:52:53 AM »
yale and me.

Size matters, true, but who says less is more?

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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2004, 10:32:10 AM »
i have to somewhat agree about less is more.  even when i read books with samples personal statements i always read the shortest ones, the long ones get soo boring, and i feel the adcomms would feel the same way.

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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2004, 10:53:37 AM »
When I read ones in books, i usually read the shortest, but short or not, if the essay is written in a tone I dislike or isnt' interesting, i won't finish it, and often I won't even get past the first paragraph.  If it's well written AND interesting (good grammar doesn't count for much when it's dull as hell...), I'll read 2 pages worth.

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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2004, 08:01:33 PM »
Many schools want 500 words or less. at least thats what it says in the FAQ on their websites.
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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2004, 08:09:59 PM »
less = more

I'm with you. Mine is about 580 words... clear and to the point.

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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2004, 08:12:18 PM »
think 951 is too long?  or does it just depend?

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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2004, 08:13:14 PM »
i am only asking because mine is two and a half pages double-space, and a lot of schools specify that that is a decent length.

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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2004, 09:17:36 PM »
None of my schools give word counts.  They either dont' give a limit at all or say not more than 2 pages.  Mine is two pages, at a decent font and 1.5 spacing.  I don't know which schools you're finding with 500 words, but it's none of mine.

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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2004, 09:28:45 PM »
Which specific schools are asking for 500 words?

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« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2004, 02:08:42 AM »
I know that GMU states it on their website.
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