is 2.5 pages too long for a Diversity Statement?

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itachiuchiha
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is 2.5 pages too long for a Diversity Statement?

Postby itachiuchiha » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:54 am

My PS is 2 pages double spaced
My DS is 2.5 pages double spaced.... is this too long?

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Ramius
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Re: is 2.5 pages too long for a Diversity Statement?

Postby Ramius » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:15 am

2.5 seems a little long for the DS. Also, having read your PS previously, are you sure your DS doesn't overlap with it? Make sure they are distinct from each other. I think you can probably cut down on the DS.

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Re: is 2.5 pages too long for a Diversity Statement?

Postby bp shinners » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:04 am

itachiuchiha wrote:My PS is 2 pages double spaced
My DS is 2.5 pages double spaced.... is this too long?


Yes. Cut it down to ~1.5 pages. Writing in a concise manner and knowing what to edit is an important skill to demonstrate in your essays.

thestatusguo
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Re: is 2.5 pages too long for a Diversity Statement?

Postby thestatusguo » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:25 pm

Just fyi - Penn wants all additional statements, including diversity, to be 1 pg dbsp or less. Just throwing it out! The conventional wisdom appears to be 1 page dbsp




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