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For secondary essay, should I aim for word/character limit?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by fastfingers, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. fastfingers

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    I feel like some prompts are given fairly long character limit or word limit (such as 1500 character about how I am diverse). I feel like I can answer the questions quite simply and straightforwardly and only spend like 900 character.

    I guess my question is, is it important that I aim to have my essays close to the character limit? Or should I keep it concise and to the point.
     
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  3. NickNaylor

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    Would you rather waste your time reading meaningless crap or a response that speaks directly to the prompt?
     
  4. Phlox

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    Aim to answer the question that was asked. It's usually pretty obvious when someone is adding filler to an essay.
     

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