TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

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soesghost
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TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby soesghost » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:49 pm

Having serious issues with editing - after some massive cuts - which IMO really took a lot out of my essay, but i need to ask- Ive been using TNR so thats no issue, but I have been on 10 which was the default setting. Now i checked the two apps I am sending - Brooklyn and Fordham, and neither specifies anyhting like that - Fordham says 2 pages max double space, BK just 1-3 pages. so my question is, can I get away with some tinkering with margins and all? If I drop tp 3/4 margin Im at close to 2 1/2 for BK - even at 1 inch with 10 Im at juuuust 3 pages so BK is ok - as for Ford i have no clue how Im going to chop it there but i will find a way.

Any advice will help thanks!

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WhatSarahSaid
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Re: TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby WhatSarahSaid » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:57 pm

Ten-point font is small. I'd never try it.

Surely, there is some way that you can be more succinct in your essay.

soesghost
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Re: TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby soesghost » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:00 pm

Well what is standard? 12 will kill me - maybe i could work 11 but that will still be tough....

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gbpackerbacker
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Re: TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:08 pm

Garamond size 11. I did it on all my apps, and so far I am 6/6 on schools, including a comment addressing my "compelling personal statement."

jasonc.
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Re: TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby jasonc. » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:32 pm

try changing the margins and 11 pt font

soesghost
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Re: TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby soesghost » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:33 pm

ok that was aprt of my original questions - can I get away with 3/4 margin?

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Re: TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby Flips88 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:57 pm

gbpackerbacker wrote:Garamond size 11. I did it on all my apps, and so far I am 6/6 on schools, including a comment addressing my "compelling personal statement."

+1

Garamond 11 will save you lots of space compared to TNR 11 or TNR 12.

soesghost
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Re: TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby soesghost » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:15 pm

Well... idk about LOTS of space but Garamond 11 got it to the very bottom of page 3 rather than 2 lines into page 4

but is Garamond acceptable? Im sorry i dont know much about the minutae of this process (hence the struggling), but the original reply seemed to do well with it

bigkahuna2020
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Re: TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:36 pm

No.

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Re: TNR - ok got that - but can I swing 10?

Postby LSATclincher » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:31 pm

11pt calibri is the font when you load MS WORD, so I'm just taking what they give me.




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