disco_barred wrote:cigrainger wrote:Do you guys think 250 words is alright for an addendum? I want to clear up the issue about the GPA and mention why my first year grades (though not horrible) are not as good as the rest of my grades (I had rheumatic fever with intense general inflammation that lasted over six months).
I'd say 250 is the absolute limit. Addenda are in most cases a place to convey info quickly, not write a towering essay. Keeping it shorter than 250 will convey maturity and respect to the adcoms, but as long as it's < 1 page you'll probably be good.
Thanks. Edited my original to note that the final confirmed diagnosis (I spent a very long time trying to get diagnosed -- went through possible diagnoses of everything from lupus to rheumatoid arthritis to cancer, talk about mentally destructive) is post-streptococcal inflammation rather than 'rheumatic fever' per se -- apparently the differences are very slight, but I want to use the correct term.
It's at 254. I may just try to cut out a few words here and there, but I've included everything I want in that word limit.