Word limt question?

(Personal Statement Examples, Advice, Critique, . . . )
serdog
Posts: 302
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:21 pm

Word limt question?

Postby serdog » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:30 am

For a 500 word limit is it OK to go a little(10-15 words over) or would this damage a application

User avatar
glewz
Posts: 785
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:32 pm

Re: Word limt question?

Postby glewz » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:33 am

Probably wouldn't damage it, but you shouldn't risk it. Just cut down some articles and rephrase more efficiently - I'm sure it can be done.

User avatar
glewz
Posts: 785
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:32 pm

Re: Word limt question?

Postby glewz » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:36 am

Somewhere here (http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... fault.aspx), Yale Dean Asha mentions effectively why a law applicant should never exceed a word limit. This was referring to Yale's 250 word essay.

User avatar
zonto
Posts: 480
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:20 pm

Re: Word limt question?

Postby zonto » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:40 pm

See how many times you can remove the word "that." Also make sure that your word counter isn't counting anything that is part of your name or closing at the end. Are your title, name, LSAC ID, page number, etc. in a header/footer or are they being counted too?




Return to “Law School Personal Statements”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.