Penn PS Length

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LSHopeful91
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Penn PS Length

Postby LSHopeful91 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:10 am

I've got a 2 and a quarter page PS. Times New Roman, 11pt, 1 inch margins. What are the chances I will be docked significantly for not being exactly 2 pages at Penn? And if anyone would like to read mine and help me cut it down, it would be greatly appreciated.

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theadvancededit
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Re: Penn PS Length

Postby theadvancededit » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:44 pm

Try omitting some unnecessary words-- "that" is a good example of one that can be omitted usually without issue-- or shortening some prepositional phrases. That usually helps. And, try fiddling with the font. Go no smaller than 11 pt but there may be a similarly serifed font that might be a tad smaller.

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rinkrat19
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Re: Penn PS Length

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:45 pm

Garamond is slightly narrower. (Obviously don't use Garamond if Penn specifies TNR.)

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Re: Penn PS Length

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:20 pm

Reduce your PS to comply with the two page limit.

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Perdevise
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Re: Penn PS Length

Postby Perdevise » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:28 am

theadvancededit wrote:Try omitting some unnecessary words-- "that" is a good example of one that can be omitted usually without issue-- or shortening some prepositional phrases. That Usually helps. And, try fiddling with the font. Go no smaller than 11 pt but there may be a similarly serifed font that might be a tad smaller.


FTFY.




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