Word Count and the Yale 250

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Word Count and the Yale 250

Postby Hat Trick » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:23 am

This might be a dumb question, but would the title "250-Word Essay" count as two words against my 250-word count? Thanks in advance.

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Clearly
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Re: Word Count and the Yale 250

Postby Clearly » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:26 am

Asha prob addressed this somewhere official, so keep googling...but I know I wouldn't want to risk it!

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Re: Word Count and the Yale 250

Postby js1663 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:33 am

Any reason why you feel you have to include a title? If you're concerned then remove it.

As far as if it counts, I doubt it does. The essay itself is limited to 250 words, nothing else. So for example if you included your name or LSAC number I can't imagine it'd count, and the same with a title.

Also, Asha has implied that they that probably don't count bit its a possibility and in very bad form to go over 250 for the essay. Haven't seen her address title anywhere

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Re: Word Count and the Yale 250

Postby leslieknope » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:36 am

For my PS and all of my addenda, I had a header that had my full name, LSAC number and a label stating what it was, like this:

Leslie Knope - L1234567 - Optional Essay

that way it was unobtrusive but clearly labeled. I doubt it would count towards the WC.
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Re: Word Count and the Yale 250

Postby pylon » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:52 am

I did the same as leslie, keeping the pertinent information in the header.

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Re: Word Count and the Yale 250

Postby jw316 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:30 am

Sidenote: how do you format it? Like just one 250 word "blob" or are you supposed to separate paragraphs the same way you ordinarily would?

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Re: Word Count and the Yale 250

Postby hillz » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:52 am

I labeled all of my attachments like Leslie.

Here's what I found on the matter: http://blogs.law.yale.edu/blogs/admissi ... tters.aspx
She says that you don't need a title but it's fine to add one.

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Re: Word Count and the Yale 250

Postby hillz » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:29 am

jw316 wrote:Sidenote: how do you format it? Like just one 250 word "blob" or are you supposed to separate paragraphs the same way you ordinarily would?


I broke mine up into paragraphs like a normal essay, but I guess you could leave it in a bigger chunk if you preferred.

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Re: Word Count and the Yale 250

Postby js1663 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:29 am

jw316 wrote:Sidenote: how do you format it? Like just one 250 word "blob" or are you supposed to separate paragraphs the same way you ordinarily would?


In the mailing Yale sent out they included examples of 250's, almost all (if not all) of which had several paragraphs. So i'd venture a guess that they want the latter, not the former.




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