Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

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jrod
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Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby jrod » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:40 am

Curious. To know. Thanks :)

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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby NELAC1987 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:43 am

My PS was

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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby jrod » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:06 am

Word, thanks. Anyone else that can firm up my resolve to go with the 1.5?

J

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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby NELAC1987 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:11 am

I got into all of my "good fit" schools. Does that count?

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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby ace09 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:12 am

What do the instructions say?

If it doesn't say specifically, then I'd say it's fine. I did it on a few where they'd limit me at 1 page or 2 for the PS but not explicitly give directions for the PS.

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Archon D: terrorface
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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby Archon D: terrorface » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:13 am

Double spaced... means double spaced.

They can tell when you mess with the margins. They'll either think you're

1) arrogant for not following their instructions

2) inept for not following their instructions

Neither are good signs.

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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby NELAC1987 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:16 am

Eh. I ignored the double spaced rule and it turned out fine. The PS/DS is to get your story and see how you write. As long as you don't do something too extreme, I doubt they'll go after you for you spacing.

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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby jrod » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:49 am

any one want to offer their 2 centavos on this?

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J-Rod
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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby J-Rod » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:08 pm

I'd stick with double spaced . . . rules are rules my friend

And stop stealin my thunder w/ the name . . .

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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby Bosque » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:10 pm

Follow the instructions, but they are not going to reject you if you accidentally sent them 1.5 spaced when they wanted 2. That is just silly.

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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby OperaAttorney » Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:00 pm

Double-spacing is easy to judge. I'd be more inclined to mess with margins since a 1-inch margin setting on a computer sometimes produces a 1.25-1.5 inch bottom margin. Depending on the font, you can set the bottom margin to 0.8-0.9 inches and still get a 1 inch bottom margin. You can also edit like crazy. That's what I did. You'd be surprised at the number of unnecessary sentences you find.
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Re: Can your DS be 1.5 spaced instead of double spaced?

Postby KosovasLostSon » Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:00 pm

Some schools cares... Others don't... Follow there directions... Emory said it could be single or double-spaced.




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