1.5 line spacing on PS?

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SupraVln180
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1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby SupraVln180 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:06 pm

has anyone gotten away with this? do you think the adcomms will notice and get pissed?

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bk1
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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:09 pm

They love out of the box thinkers who come up with new and unique ways to ignore their instructions.

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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby SupraVln180 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:10 pm

okay, this shit is just hard to cut down. should i justify my margins?

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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby lalalawya » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:12 pm

I wouldn't do it. They review thousands of applications, meaning I am sure they will be able to tell when spacing is off. Furthermore, if they do realize (which I am sure they will) that you tried to pull a fast one, they may be insulted by the fact that you thought they would overlook it. They provide PS guidelines for a reason...follow them!

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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby lalalawya » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:14 pm

I would call the schools to see what their requirements are for the margins. Some schools have expectations but just don't list them, assuming the applicant would abide by normal guidelines.

SupraVln180 wrote:okay, this shit is just hard to cut down. should i justify my margins?

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bk1
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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:26 pm

Your PS isn't as good as you think it is. Either learn to edit or have someone else do that for you.

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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby SupraVln180 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:34 pm

I just got it down to 2 pages. It is difficult to cut down though, when you need to explain your situation fully for the adcomms to understand where you're coming from.

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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby thechee » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:37 pm

I got an originally 4-page PS down to 2 pages using only margin, font, and spacing reduction. Penn didn't seem to mind.

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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby Lwoods » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:38 pm

bk1 wrote:They love out of the box thinkers who come up with new and unique ways to ignore their instructions.

Not all schools specify double-spaced.

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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby MrKappus » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:41 pm

thechee wrote:I got an originally 4-page PS down to 2 pages using only margin, font, and spacing reduction. Penn didn't seem to mind.


Your spectacular inability to edit bodes well for legal writing, and law school in general.

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Re: 1.5 line spacing on PS?

Postby r6_philly » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:01 pm

MrKappus wrote:
thechee wrote:I got an originally 4-page PS down to 2 pages using only margin, font, and spacing reduction. Penn didn't seem to mind.


Your spectacular inability to edit bodes well for legal writing, and law school in general.


:lol:

Impact font is the thinnest default font on windows, hint hint.




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