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How many words?

How many words?
« on: December 05, 2006, 12:23:47 PM »
How many words should a personal statement be?  Do some schools have a word min or max?  How many is yours?  I just wrote one that is 1,075 words, do you think that's ok?


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Re: How many words?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2006, 12:28:03 PM »
Most schools have a page requirement rather than a word requirement, and that requirement is usually no more than 3 pages.  At 12 point font, my 642 words fit neatly onto two pages.  Trim the fat.  Unless you have something REALLY spectacular to write about, don't go over 2 pages.