How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

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JDHopeful
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How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby JDHopeful » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:41 pm

Is this unacceptable?

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:43 pm

What you should have asked is "How often have successful applicants gone over the PS limit ?"

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:44 pm

Don't go over page limits. Word limits are fine within reason. Many schools had 500 word limits, but my PS was about 520-30. I sent em in anyway with good results. No one is going to count all your words; they'll just do a general eyeball check.

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby kehoema2 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:52 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:What you should have asked is "How often have successful applicants gone over the PS limit ?"

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby JDHopeful » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:53 pm

yea, i went a paragraph over the page limit.

i dont think i can shorten it up without losing significant story... so im just ognna leave it

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:14 pm

JDHopeful wrote:yea, i went a paragraph over the page limit.

i dont think i can shorten it up without losing significant story... so im just ognna leave it


Yea they probably wont realize that it is 2 1/4 instead of 2 lol. Have you tried size 11 font, turning off orphan control, and removing the space between paragraphs? You might need only a line or two and if you have those straggling lines it might only take minimal cutting.

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:16 pm

JDHopeful wrote:yea, i went a paragraph over the page limit.

i dont think i can shorten it up without losing significant story... so im just ognna leave it



Hand to forehead!

I just said don't go over page limits....

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:22 pm

JDHopeful wrote:yea, i went a paragraph over the page limit.

i dont think i can shorten it up without losing significant story... so im just ognna leave it


Care to wager some $$?

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:25 pm

AreJay711 wrote:
JDHopeful wrote:yea, i went a paragraph over the page limit.

i dont think i can shorten it up without losing significant story... so im just ognna leave it


Yea they probably wont realize that it is 2 1/4 instead of 2 lol. Have you tried size 11 font, turning off orphan control, and removing the space between paragraphs? You might need only a line or two and if you have those straggling lines it might only take minimal cutting.


11 point is generally acceptable. All my versions, except for UCLA who explicitly requires 12pt font, are in 11pt. Work on the paragraphs with the least amount of words on the last line.

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby JDHopeful » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:27 pm

Wait, 11 pt is okay? I think I can manage with that.

I just submitted my first two apps, to schools that I'm at the 75% in on GPA LSAT, so I'm okay with them getting the version with the 1/4 page over..

Thanks for the advice..

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:34 pm

JDHopeful wrote:Wait, 11 pt is okay? I think I can manage with that.

I just submitted my first two apps, to schools that I'm at the 75% in on GPA LSAT, so I'm okay with them getting the version with the 1/4 page over..

Thanks for the advice..


Unless 12pt is explicitly required (like I said - UCLA). I have multiple acceptances showing that schools were ok with it. I think it's better to use 11pt with the right margins and line breaks than messing with margins/line breaks or go over 2 pages. I was told by 3 adcoms directly, in person that keep it within 2 pages. They gave me that advice while knowing that I have about 17 years worth of post school life experience to talk about.

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby Sandro » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:04 pm

Just think of it from the adcomm's perspective : They have TOLD you to write something 2 pages or less or whatever. You decide to disregard their instructions that they expect the hundreds/thousands of applicants to follow. Plain and simple. If your professor told you to write an essay about morality would you think its ok to write it about Chinese Checkers?

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:13 pm

Sandro777 wrote:Just think of it from the adcomm's perspective : They have TOLD you to write something 2 pages or less or whatever. You decide to disregard their instructions that they expect the hundreds/thousands of applicants to follow. Plain and simple. If your professor told you to write an essay about morality would you think its ok to write it about Chinese Checkers?



Are you using Chinese Checkers as a metaphor to address morality issues?

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby JDHopeful » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:49 pm

How do we feel about 11.5 font?

I think I can fit it with this...

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby Ginj » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:52 pm

JDHopeful wrote:How do we feel about 11.5 font?

I think I can fit it with this...


*le sigh*

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby s254w » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:53 pm

Most instructions say minimum 11 font. You can do 11 or 11.5 or 12, they won't care.

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:53 pm

JDHopeful wrote:How do we feel about 11.5 font?

I think I can fit it with this...


what's wrong with 11?

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:29 pm

r6_philly wrote:
JDHopeful wrote:How do we feel about 11.5 font?

I think I can fit it with this...


what's wrong with 11?


Image

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:32 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
JDHopeful wrote:How do we feel about 11.5 font?

I think I can fit it with this...


what's wrong with 11?


Image

Potential anti-Spinal Tap adcomms?



This was truly great. Good job lol

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:35 pm

r6_philly wrote:
JDHopeful wrote:Wait, 11 pt is okay? I think I can manage with that.

I just submitted my first two apps, to schools that I'm at the 75% in on GPA LSAT, so I'm okay with them getting the version with the 1/4 page over..

Thanks for the advice..


Unless 12pt is explicitly required (like I said - UCLA). I have multiple acceptances showing that schools were ok with it. I think it's better to use 11pt with the right margins and line breaks than messing with margins/line breaks or go over 2 pages. I was told by 3 adcoms directly, in person that keep it within 2 pages. They gave me that advice while knowing that I have about 17 years worth of post school life experience to talk about.


I was accepted to UCLA with 11.5pt

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Re: How Often do ppl go over PS limit?

Postby JDHopeful » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:38 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
JDHopeful wrote:Wait, 11 pt is okay? I think I can manage with that.

I just submitted my first two apps, to schools that I'm at the 75% in on GPA LSAT, so I'm okay with them getting the version with the 1/4 page over..

Thanks for the advice..


Unless 12pt is explicitly required (like I said - UCLA). I have multiple acceptances showing that schools were ok with it. I think it's better to use 11pt with the right margins and line breaks than messing with margins/line breaks or go over 2 pages. I was told by 3 adcoms directly, in person that keep it within 2 pages. They gave me that advice while knowing that I have about 17 years worth of post school life experience to talk about.


I was accepted to UCLA with 11.5pt


Thanks for all of your thoughts...




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