DS Page Limits?

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franksandbeans
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DS Page Limits?

Postby franksandbeans » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:32 pm

Some schools say they want supplemental essays (including the DS) to be under a page. Some schools just say they want a "brief" one. For this latter category of schools, is it OK to send a DS that goes on for 4-5 lines onto the second page?

horrorbusiness
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Re: DS Page Limits?

Postby horrorbusiness » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:48 pm

do those schools allow for 10 or 11 pt font for the PS? if your DS isn't that size already, maybe you could just make the font smaller..

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thelawschoolproject
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Re: DS Page Limits?

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:06 pm

If you're writing a DS for another school that is one page, why not just use that one for the other schools as well? IMO, when a piece trails on for 1-3 lines, it just looks messy. Although, if a school doesn't state a page limit, then I would assume a few lines over wouldn't discount you.

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theadvancededit
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Re: DS Page Limits?

Postby theadvancededit » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:03 pm

You can also make the margins a bit narrower and tinker with the font size-- the minimum for each should be .5" and 10 pt, respectively.




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