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Postby legallyblonde137 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:04 pm

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Re: PS Length

Postby northwood » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:06 pm

if they say 2 pages double spaced, 12 in font, times new roman, then you need to write it exactly as is.

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Re: PS Length

Postby mths » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:06 pm

Yes, it is really really bad if you show schools on your application that you think you're too special to follow their instructions. They will have hundreds of applicants that put in the effort to do what is asked of them. Follow the guidelines no matter what.

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Postby legallyblonde137 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:24 pm

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Re: PS Length

Postby arism87 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:26 pm

legallyblonde137 wrote:Thanks - I'm really trying to cut. It's hard. In the past 20 min or so I've cut out about 1/2 a page. With double spacing and 1" margins, I'm now spilling 11 lines into the 3rd page.


Did they specify font size? I don't think 11 is too bad if they don't.

(Not that I don't think any PS can be 2 pages in size 12, but it's an easy fix)

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Re: PS Length

Postby mths » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:34 pm

legallyblonde137 wrote:Thanks - I'm really trying to cut. It's hard. In the past 20 min or so I've cut out about 1/2 a page. With double spacing and 1" margins, I'm now spilling 11 lines into the 3rd page.

check PMs

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Re: PS Length

Postby legallyblonde137 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:35 pm

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Re: PS Length

Postby legallyblonde137 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:44 pm

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Re: PS Length

Postby legallyblonde137 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:22 pm

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Re: PS Length

Postby mths » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:32 pm

legallyblonde137 wrote:7 more lines to cut. A bunch of you have responded with really helpful edits, but there are still 7 more lines that need to go. Is anyone else willing to take a look?

Many, many thanks!

I cut more. So much unnecessary fluff I just am not sure what you'd like to emphasize. Try to look at the kinds of things I cut and make your own calls on what else can go.

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Re: PS Length

Postby manifresh » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:34 pm

i'll take a look. do you mind giving me quick feedback on mine in return?

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Re: PS Length

Postby legallyblonde137 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:42 pm

I'm really impressed with how helpful you all have been! Really appreciate it!
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Re: PS Length

Postby mths » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:43 pm

legallyblonde137 wrote:
mths wrote:
legallyblonde137 wrote:7 more lines to cut. A bunch of you have responded with really helpful edits, but there are still 7 more lines that need to go. Is anyone else willing to take a look?

Many, many thanks!

I cut more. So much unnecessary fluff I just am not sure what you'd like to emphasize. Try to look at the kinds of things I cut and make your own calls on what else can go.



Thanks again, I'll take a look now!


manifresh wrote:i'll take a look. do you mind giving me quick feedback on mine in return?


I just PM'd you - feel free to send yours over to me.


I'm really impressed with how helpful you all have been! Really appreciate it!

I just don't wanna read conlaw....ugh

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Re: PS Length

Postby legallyblonde137 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:47 pm

mths wrote:I just don't wanna read conlaw....ugh


Haha, that's fantastic.

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Re: PS Length

Postby Saltqjibo » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:28 pm

So is garamond actually a legit font to use?, It knocks four lines off my 3rd page




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