Length of Personal Statement

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SpOrTsChIc

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Hey everybody,
I know the instructions for the personal statement on the Pharmcas website say that you are limited to 4500 characters, including spaces. I just finished mine last night and I only ended up with about 2400 characters (about 2/3 a page long; 3 paragraphs). I feel my essay is very good though, it covers everything that I wanted to cover, and is also short and to the point. I feel like if I would write any more I would just be repeating myself. Well, I just wondered if most of you guys that have written your personal statements wrote shorter essays or longer ones.

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My suggestion would be to have people critique it. Get the input of others before submitting it. Perhaps after that you'll have more to add. There is a link in the FAQ of SDNers who are willing to critique personal statements.
 

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SpOrTsChIc said:
Hey everybody,
I know the instructions for the personal statement on the Pharmcas website say that you are limited to 4500 characters, including spaces. I just finished mine last night and I only ended up with about 2400 characters (about 2/3 a page long; 3 paragraphs). I feel my essay is very good though, it covers everything that I wanted to cover, and is also short and to the point. I feel like if I would write any more I would just be repeating myself. Well, I just wondered if most of you guys that have written your personal statements wrote shorter essays or longer ones.

Mine was 4500 exactly. I had a lot to say :p but I also had about four people critique it and go over it with a fine-toothed comb. I felt that it couldn't get anymore done than that.
 
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