anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

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Korlath
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anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

Postby Korlath » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:37 pm

The schools that I'm seriously considering all require 1-4 pages. Some of my safe schools, though, limit the personal statement to 3 pages. I went ahead and typed one that's exactly 4 pages before I realized that, though. Would it be rude of me to submit my 4 page personal statement to them? Or are they usually understanding about these things.

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Re: anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

Postby 12262010 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:41 pm

following directions is usually a good idea.

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Re: anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

Postby plenipotentiary » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:42 pm

If they have explicit rules, you should follow them. Brevity is a virtue.

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Re: anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:43 pm

i wouldnt...and really, 3-4? all the ones i had to submit were 2 haha.

go edit down the 4 to a 3. while it may not be an auto-ding, it'll prob hurt you to some extent...and your PS, i doubt, is so enthralling (iunno maybe it is, you make the call) that that extra page would be the reason they admit you.

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Re: anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:43 pm

think about what you just said. do you really think adcomms are going to look favorably upon you if you can't follow a simple instruction on a law school app. stick to the guidelines.

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Korlath
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Re: anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

Postby Korlath » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:45 pm

Yea, you guys are right. I appreciate your honesty.

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Re: anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

Postby Korlath » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:46 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:i wouldnt...and really, 3-4? all the ones i had to submit were 2 haha.

go edit down the 4 to a 3. while it may not be an auto-ding, it'll prob hurt you to some extent...and your PS, i doubt, is so enthralling (iunno maybe it is, you make the call) that that extra page would be the reason they admit you.



Actually, I think it might be...I dunno. Wanna read it?

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Re: anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:56 pm

Korlath wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:i wouldnt...and really, 3-4? all the ones i had to submit were 2 haha.

go edit down the 4 to a 3. while it may not be an auto-ding, it'll prob hurt you to some extent...and your PS, i doubt, is so enthralling (iunno maybe it is, you make the call) that that extra page would be the reason they admit you.



Actually, I think it might be...I dunno. Wanna read it?


i was actually trying to be nice (or simply facetious) -- 99% chance that extra page is not a make-it-or-break-it thing haha

i would read it, but you missed my 'editing mode' last night when i read through a few PS's on TLS and commented...now im burned out from reading any sort of paper (not because of one or two TLS PS's but because i just had to write my open memo all night last night lol)

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Re: anyone ever gone over the PS page limit?

Postby Korlath » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:17 pm

All right, that's cool. Trimming it down is turning out to be easier than I thought. :P




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