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« on: October 25, 2006, 05:16:08 PM »
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Re: Margins or Font?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 05:29:16 PM »
If you can't cut it down any further, i'd rather reduce the font a bit.  Papers with short margins stand out.  I've also seen other threads where people say they use 0.8 for their margin, so try it both ways.  See which one seems easier to read.  And don't forget to follow the directions.  If the app says 12 font, then keep it at 12 font.

Re: Margins or Font?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 05:31:33 PM »
Most apps I've seen say no smaller than 10-point font, so I don't think shrinking the font a bit from 12-point will be a problem. I used 10-point and was just at 2 pages with 1-inch margins.

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Re: Margins or Font?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 06:21:23 PM »
11 should be fine.. plus 3 lines isn't much of an excess. When I went to the HLS info sessino the admissions officer said that you will be forgiven for going over up to about 2.5 pages. I think you are pretty good..

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Re: Margins or Font?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2006, 07:17:59 PM »
You mean double spaced, right?

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Re: Margins or Font?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2006, 07:20:56 PM »
Yes double spaced.

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Re: Margins or Font?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2006, 10:38:26 PM »
you should cut it down further.  (But I CAN'T cut it down further!)  Yes, you can.  It's likely that even after revision, you can cut it by a solid 10-15% without removing any sentences, and it's also likely that you have at least one sentence that doesn't meaningfully contribute.

Re: Margins or Font?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2006, 10:45:18 PM »
Try converting it into a different language and applying as a URM.

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Re: Margins or Font?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2006, 10:45:58 PM »
Try converting it into a different language and applying as a URM.

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Re: Margins or Font?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2006, 10:47:14 PM »
you should cut it down further.  (But I CAN'T cut it down further!)  Yes, you can.  It's likely that even after revision, you can cut it by a solid 10-15% without removing any sentences, and it's also likely that you have at least one sentence that doesn't meaningfully contribute.

Yeah I suppose one could always be more succinct.

i.e. Ditto. :P