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sudoku
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Ten point font

Postby sudoku » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:00 am

Is anything less than size eleven font undeniably a "no"? The school's app does not explicitly mention a font size, but the general consensus I receive from this board is that anything under twelve--eleven if you must--is a no-no. Thanks!

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WhiskeyGuy
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Re: Ten point font

Postby WhiskeyGuy » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:06 am

Depending on the instructions of the school, go with 11 or 12. No one wants to read 10 font.

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Re: Ten point font

Postby jonas586 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:09 am

sudoku wrote:Is anything less than size eleven font undeniably a "no"? The school's app does not explicitly mention a font size, but the general consensus I receive from this board is that anything under twelve--eleven if you must--is a no-no. Thanks!

I love sudoku btw

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Re: Ten point font

Postby im_blue » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:07 am

Ten-point font is definitely a "no." Adcoms reading dozens of applications per day will surely notice that you're trying to squeeze in too many words.

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Re: Ten point font

Postby Rand M. » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:11 am

im_blue wrote:Ten-point font is definitely a "no." Adcoms reading dozens of applications per day will surely notice that you're trying to squeeze in too many words.


+1, I think it is preferable to just go with 11 pt. instead and be a marginal amount over the supposed limit. Such limits are not hard and fast and act more like guidelines from what I hear. I think a little extra length is forgiven more easily than is an unreadable font. Just IMO.

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Re: Ten point font

Postby You Gotta Have Faith » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:12 am

sudoku wrote:Is anything less than size eleven font undeniably a "no"? The school's app does not explicitly mention a font size, but the general consensus I receive from this board is that anything under twelve--eleven if you must--is a no-no. Thanks!


The only place I used 10-point font was on my resume... for little details. But on the personal statement, NO NO! :lol: But seriously, if you must use 10-point to nail two pages, your PS could probably be tightened up just a bit. 10-point WILL be noticed; I promise.

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Re: Ten point font

Postby sudoku » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:38 pm

Ah, thank you for the responses! Problem solved :lol:




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