The Length of PS???

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agoodmanonce
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The Length of PS???

Postby agoodmanonce » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:55 pm

Most law schools limit the length of PS to 2 double-spaced pages, that's around 500 hundred words. Do I misunderstand something or what? Isn't it too short to put in what's necessary? Thanks!

stanford1L
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Re: The Length of PS???

Postby stanford1L » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:58 pm

You must stake your claim COGENTLY and SUCCINCTLY.

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Re: The Length of PS???

Postby agoodmanonce » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:11 pm

stanford1L wrote:You must stake your claim COGENTLY and SUCCINCTLY.

So the PS should really be no more than 2 pages? What happened to those example essays lasting 4 or 5pages?

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Re: The Length of PS???

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:31 pm

agoodmanonce wrote:
stanford1L wrote:You must stake your claim COGENTLY and SUCCINCTLY.

So the PS should really be no more than 2 pages? What happened to those example essays lasting 4 or 5pages?
They were for Boalt.

Stay within the limits the school gives you. Otherwise you are telling them one or more of the following:

1. I don't respect your rules, and by extension your school, enough to follow your very simple instructions.
2. I'm too dumb to comprehend your very simple instructions.
3. I'm not a good enough writer to edit my essay down.

If your topic is focused and your writing is concise, two pages is plenty.

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Re: The Length of PS???

Postby honeybadger12 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:32 pm

agoodmanonce wrote:
stanford1L wrote:You must stake your claim COGENTLY and SUCCINCTLY.

So the PS should really be no more than 2 pages? What happened to those example essays lasting 4 or 5pages?

A couple schools allow four pages. 2 pages is actually a lot more than 500 words. You can use one inch margins and 11 pt font. I'm like two lines over 2 pages right now with ~900 words

agoodmanonce
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Re: The Length of PS???

Postby agoodmanonce » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:04 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
agoodmanonce wrote:
stanford1L wrote:You must stake your claim COGENTLY and SUCCINCTLY.

So the PS should really be no more than 2 pages? What happened to those example essays lasting 4 or 5pages?
They were for Boalt.

Stay within the limits the school gives you. Otherwise you are telling them one or more of the following:

1. I don't respect your rules, and by extension your school, enough to follow your very simple instructions.
2. I'm too dumb to comprehend your very simple instructions.
3. I'm not a good enough writer to edit my essay down.

If your topic is focused and your writing is concise, two pages is plenty.


Thanks !

agoodmanonce
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Re: The Length of PS???

Postby agoodmanonce » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:04 pm

honeybadger12 wrote:
agoodmanonce wrote:
stanford1L wrote:You must stake your claim COGENTLY and SUCCINCTLY.

So the PS should really be no more than 2 pages? What happened to those example essays lasting 4 or 5pages?

A couple schools allow four pages. 2 pages is actually a lot more than 500 words. You can use one inch margins and 11 pt font. I'm like two lines over 2 pages right now with ~900 words


Thanks!

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Re: The Length of PS???

Postby outlookingin » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:54 am

agoodmanonce wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
agoodmanonce wrote:
stanford1L wrote:You must stake your claim COGENTLY and SUCCINCTLY.

So the PS should really be no more than 2 pages? What happened to those example essays lasting 4 or 5pages?
They were for Boalt.

Stay within the limits the school gives you. Otherwise you are telling them one or more of the following:

1. I don't respect your rules, and by extension your school, enough to follow your very simple instructions.
2. I'm too dumb to comprehend your very simple instructions.
3. I'm not a good enough writer to edit my essay down.

If your topic is focused and your writing is concise, two pages is plenty.


Thanks !


Haha, they thanked you for some snark. Thanks!




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