"Each essay should be about one page"

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MissLucky
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"Each essay should be about one page"

Postby MissLucky » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:07 pm

the directions for michigan's supplemental essays state: "Each essay should be about one page"

would it reflect poorly on me if an essay is 1.5 pages? (ive really tried cutting it down but can't seem to)

thanks

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Teoeo
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Re: "Each essay should be about one page"

Postby Teoeo » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:08 pm

yes

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alphagamma
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Re: "Each essay should be about one page"

Postby alphagamma » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:29 pm

You could get someone else to do the cutting for you? Sometimes it takes another pair of eyes to see what can be cut.

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Re: "Each essay should be about one page"

Postby 20160810 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:37 pm

Assume that nothing on the second page will be read (you'd be shocked how often this is the case).

Then revise accordingly.

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Re: "Each essay should be about one page"

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:56 am

Hmmm, I took the guidance a little less stringently. My "Why Mich" essay is three lines over a page and I think it's fine. If they had planned not to read past the first page, I think they would have said "Each essay should be no more than one page." The "about" specifically implies a little flexibility in length. That said, 1.5 pages is probably pushing it and it would be best to get someone smart to read for cuts.




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