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OK, word count...seriously

jacy85

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Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2004, 06:01:17 PM »
I think playing with the font is fine, as long as it's still readable.  I use 1.5 space instead of 2 (which is actually a personal preference of mine, anyway), and the only guidelines I've seen is for UNC, which wants 3 to 5 pages, and no less than 10 pt. font.

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Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2004, 06:10:45 PM »
jacy85, garamond is beautiful.  i just ran into it the other day, and it is now my font of choice.

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Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2004, 06:11:44 PM »
I've been using it for everything now!  Thank you to the person on this board who suggested it!!   ;D

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Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2004, 09:10:46 PM »
garamond was my secret weapon ... but now that its out i'll have to find something else I suppose. 

Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2004, 09:29:15 PM »
You're welcome. 8)

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Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2004, 11:07:11 AM »
The greastest challenge I incurred regarding to word count was trying to prove to the ad com that I COULD write. The additional comments and sentences didn't add on to specify who I am or why I want to go to law school, but rather added prose and flowery language. I cut down my PS from 1300 words to 600 words but will probably add more since its not flowing well and the simple ideas seem disjointed. Just remind yourself that this is not a writing contest and you don't have to back up every point you bring up with "nice to know info" or prose.

Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2004, 05:00:11 PM »
Mine is just under 700 words, 2 pages double spaced, and from what I understand that is pretty much what is expected. I am not sure if mine is too laid-back... I might ask for a few reviews after I am done "tweaking" it.

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Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2004, 05:43:49 PM »
About 700 words here... maybe a little less.
Just finished the first draft.

Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2004, 12:25:18 PM »
Mine's a little over 800 words. I'm still tweaking it, but I don't think the length is going to change much more.

Re: OK, word count...seriously
« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2004, 08:31:14 AM »
Dropped in the mail this AM to Colorado and Denver; PS lean and mean at 719 words, which was exactly two pages, double spaced, 12 point Garamond, one inch margins all 'round, header with m'name, footer with the page number.

Now the waiting begins....