Essay length -- ambiguous instructions??

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Discus: College Admissions: December 2003 Archive: July 2003 Archive: Essay length -- ambiguous instructions??
By Cassatia (Cassatia) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 11:19 am: Edit

I'm talking about the Harvard app specifically..i know the regular essay is supposed to be about 500, but the the harvard supplement doesnt specifically say how short the supplementary essay must be. Is it okay to send in a 2 page (single-space) essay for the supplement?

By Serene (Serene) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 11:29 am: Edit

I guess then the length wouldn't matter. But never single-space your essay since it's a pain to read. =) and make sure you've a catchy opening.

By Ariesathena (Ariesathena) on Monday, July 14, 2003 - 09:36 pm: Edit

At least 1.5 space it and fit it onto three pages. If you dig around the archives, Harvard published an 800 word essay which it loved - but had already cut down due to length concerns. Your 900 or so should not be that big of a concern.

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