How long are your Why X essays? Double-spaced?

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lulu12
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How long are your Why X essays? Double-spaced?

Postby lulu12 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:31 am

Hi everyone,

Just wondering how long Why X essays should be. Also, double space or single space?

Thanks!

MPeterson
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Re: How long are your Why X essays? Double-spaced?

Postby MPeterson » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:33 am

lulu12 wrote:Hi everyone,

Just wondering how long Why X essays should be. Also, double space or single space?

Thanks!



I tried to keep mine below one page, double spaced. I think that's what a few schools recommend, and I figured I didn't want to go overboard for the others.

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Re: How long are your Why X essays? Double-spaced?

Postby St.Remy » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:53 am

MPeterson wrote:
lulu12 wrote:Hi everyone,

Just wondering how long Why X essays should be. Also, double space or single space?

Thanks!



I tried to keep mine below one page, double spaced. I think that's what a few schools recommend, and I figured I didn't want to go overboard for the others.


+1. The "Why X" essay is meant as a demonstration of interest. You do it and you maybe get the bump, don't risk annoying the adcomms with anything longer than a page.

lulu12
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Re: How long are your Why X essays? Double-spaced?

Postby lulu12 » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:58 am

Thanks to both of you for the quick responses. :)




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