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font size?

Postby vmxnn » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:44 pm

TNR 12, default margin 1 inch on each side? double space?
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Re: font size?

Postby floatie » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:04 pm

I did size 11, and changed the top and bottom margins to 0.5 (kept the left and right margins at 1)

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Re: font size?

Postby RictusErectus » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:18 pm

vmxnn wrote:Im trying to fit my PS into 2 pages, so it would satisfy most law school PS requirement. But,If I have font size 11, I always have 1 or 2 sentences go in to the third page and If I use size 10 it only fulfill 1.5 pages. What format yall r using?


What font are you using? Times New Roman is quite big. I'd recommend Garamond size 11.5 as the ideal option; I used it too. I'd warn you away from fiddling around with the page margins; a seasoned admissions rep will instantly spot something is off and you don't want that.

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Re: font size?

Postby pancakes3 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:37 pm

Don't fuck with the margins or the font. TNR size 12 with 1 inch margins. Be better writers.

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Re: font size?

Postby mjb447 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:37 pm

pancakes3 wrote:Don't fuck with the margins or the font. TNR size 12 with 1 inch margins. Be better writers.

Agreed. You might get away with a certain amount of fiddling with the font size/typeface/margins in writing your PS, but you'd be a lot better off just learning to write within a page limit.

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Re: font size?

Postby arroznueve » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:06 pm

Because I like the sound of my own typing, I'll repeat the above: use normal margins and a normal font and meet the page limit by editing what you wrote.

You'll soon be faced with assignments—or God forbid, actual work—with a word limit, not a page limit. You can't do anything to stay within a word limit other than write fewer words. Practice it now. Heck, PM it to any of us. I guarantee we could all spot ways to be more concise.

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Re: font size?

Postby vmxnn » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:28 pm

RictusErectus wrote:
vmxnn wrote:Im trying to fit my PS into 2 pages, so it would satisfy most law school PS requirement. But,If I have font size 11, I always have 1 or 2 sentences go in to the third page and If I use size 10 it only fulfill 1.5 pages. What format yall r using?


What font are you using? Times New Roman is quite big. I'd recommend Garamond size 11.5 as the ideal option; I used it too. I'd warn you away from fiddling around with the page margins; a seasoned admissions rep will instantly spot something is off and you don't want that.

True, I have TNR 11

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Re: font size?

Postby vmxnn » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:00 am

pancakes3 wrote:Don't fuck with the margins or the font. TNR size 12 with 1 inch margins. Be better writers.

not trying to mess around with formats, just want to confirm.

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Re: font size?

Postby vmxnn » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:06 am

mjb447 wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:Don't fuck with the margins or the font. TNR size 12 with 1 inch margins. Be better writers.

Agreed. You might get away with a certain amount of fiddling with the font size/typeface/margins in writing your PS, but you'd be a lot better off just learning to write within a page limit.

Nah, trying to stick with the rules, that's why Im asking. Don't want to mess it up.

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Re: font size?

Postby BobBoblaw » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:25 am

I don't think Garamond saves much space, but it is a bit easier to read imo than TNR. Don't fuck with the margins, 1 inch all around.

Every school I've looked at except UCLA indicates 11pt minimum font.

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Re: font size?

Postby Incrementalist » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:32 am

Generally speaking you aren't suppose to go below 11pt font and never ever mess with the margins.



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