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11pt/2 pages or 12 pt/2.5 pages?

11pt/2 pages or 12 pt/2.5 pages?
« on: November 15, 2006, 11:23:54 PM »
which format would be better? and is 1.5 pages 11 pt font too long for a diversity statement??

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Re: 11pt/2 pages or 12 pt/2.5 pages?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006, 11:38:28 AM »
look at the guidelines for where you are applying.

last guidelines i used called for minimum 11pt font, 2 pages for both ds and ps

Re: 11pt/2 pages or 12 pt/2.5 pages?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006, 11:41:14 AM »
Depends on the school. But I would do 11 pt 2 pages seeing that most schools that I applied to had a max 2 page requirement.

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Re: 11pt/2 pages or 12 pt/2.5 pages?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006, 11:51:40 AM »
I had the same problem and used 11 pt, 2 pages.  11 pt isn't too hard to read, and hopefully the fact that it's on 2 pages will make the reader happy. 

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Re: 11pt/2 pages or 12 pt/2.5 pages?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006, 12:08:11 PM »
I don't think 11 pt is bad, personally, but I wouldn't go any smaller than that.

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Re: 11pt/2 pages or 12 pt/2.5 pages?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006, 12:13:01 PM »
I don't think 11 pt is bad, personally, but I wouldn't go any smaller than that.

and if the guidelines say 2 pages,
and you are 2.5 with 11pt font,

edit it down to 2

Re: 11pt/2 pages or 12 pt/2.5 pages?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2006, 01:39:02 PM »
I've been told to not get tricky with the format of the ps, particularly the font size.  The reviewer(s) reads a bunch of these and can pick up on these strategems fairly easily.  To be on the safe side, I would use Times New Roman, 12 pt, and edit it down to whatever the guidelines are.  In the absence of guidelines, I would keep to no more than 2 pages.

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Re: 11pt/2 pages or 12 pt/2.5 pages?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2006, 11:45:54 AM »
I have been trying to get a consensus on this as well, from what I have heard from other folks is that 11 is the lowest one should go (I will use 11).  The bets advice I got from a person about font size on here is that if you do go 11, be consistent in the rest of your app ie: DS, Addendum etc should all be same font size.  This may seem obvious to most people, but I just wanted to add a friendly reminder.  Quite the benevolent bunch we all are here on LSD huh  :)