What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

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gabriella97
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What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby gabriella97 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:41 am

Hey fellas. I have a question. What is the typical length of the diversity statement and the "Why X" essay? One page, double spaced?

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icecold3000
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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby icecold3000 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:00 am

One page, double spaced should be your aim. Some schools may specify for more or less in their directions.

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Nova
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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:02 am

One page double spaced is standard.

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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby TrialLawyer16 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:20 am

I've read 1pg is standard as well (per the appreqs site), but that sucks. I just don't see how a quality DS can be packed into 1 pg doublespaced.

Do you guys think 2 pages doublespaced is a turnoff?

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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby Nova » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:26 am

TrialLawyer16 wrote:I've read 1pg is standard as well (per the appreqs site), but that sucks. Do you guys think 2 pages doublespaced is a turnoff? I just don't see how a quality DS can be packed into 1 pg doublespaced.


IMO, yeah, its a turn off. Your DS shouldn't be as long as your PS. Choose your words carefully and trim all the fat.

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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:29 am

Nova wrote:
TrialLawyer16 wrote:I've read 1pg is standard as well (per the appreqs site), but that sucks. Do you guys think 2 pages doublespaced is a turnoff? I just don't see how a quality DS can be packed into 1 pg doublespaced.


IMO, yeah, its a turn off. Your DS shouldn't be as long as your PS. Choose your words carefully and trim all the fat.


+1

one page should be enough

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icecold3000
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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby icecold3000 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:13 pm

I can almost guarantee that you'll be rambling if you go over one page. Also, keep in mind that your DS will probably be allotted all of a 30 second look-over.

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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby TrialLawyer16 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:44 pm

Ok thanks for the advice guys. I'll work on trying to trim some fat.

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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby honeybadger12 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:15 pm

icecold3000 wrote:Also, keep in mind that your DS will probably be allotted all of a 30 second look-over.

Is this true?

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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby Nova » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:45 pm

giuseppes12 wrote:
icecold3000 wrote:Also, keep in mind that your DS will probably be allotted all of a 30 second look-over.

Is this true?


Exaggerated

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icecold3000
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Re: What is the typical length of the diversity statement?

Postby icecold3000 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:55 pm

Okay, maybe 1 minute.
2 minutes tops.




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