Last minute question...please help

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Eve0000
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Last minute question...please help

Postby Eve0000 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:20 pm

My DS is running over one page, I have 3 lines on the second page. I know supplemental essays should only be one page and I can't cut it down anymore. My margins are 1 inch all around with 11 point font. Any suggestions on how I can make those last 3 lines fit on the first page or is it ok that it's a little over a page?

sfamor
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Re: Last minute question...please help

Postby sfamor » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:56 pm

Just adjust the margins a little until it fits on a page!

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whenwin
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Re: Last minute question...please help

Postby whenwin » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:32 pm

Make the font size for all periods and commas (and spaces if necessary) 10pt? It's like the reverse "OMG how do I get this 9 page paper to 10 pages!" trick. Not sure if it'll help in this case, I haven't tried it.

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Re: Last minute question...please help

Postby birdlaw117 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:41 pm

Cut some words. You can always cut it down some and it will probably make it stronger. Being able to write concisely is a very important skill to have.

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theadvancededit
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Re: Last minute question...please help

Postby theadvancededit » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:02 am

"That" is a good word to omit in most cases-- do ctrl + f and you'll find a staggeringly large amount of them, half of them I'm sure are extraneous. You can also try to cut down some of your compound sentences by taking out "and"'s and making them shorter, separate sentences.




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