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please limit your essays to x words

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DoctorB, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. DoctorB

    DoctorB Member
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    If the instructions say please limit your responses to 300 words and you put in 305 words will that be a problem? I assume some programs that these schools use might just take the first 300 words in which case this would be a problem. Anyone have any idea how this works?
     
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  3. defrunner

    defrunner I'm Greased Up
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    Not to sound mean, but you want to go to medical school, right?

    300 words = 300 words. Just take out 5 unnecessary words. Also, you don't exactly "have" to go all the way up to 300.

    There has to be some kind of cut-off, you know?
     
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    Some online applications do automatically cut the words at the prescribed limit.
     
  5. DoctorB

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    Writting an essay under 300 words is difficult when you have a lot to say. I have already cut down a lot to get to 305.
     
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    Most likely they won't notice, though I'd cut to 300 just in case.
     
  7. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California
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    So cut it five more. Following instructions is a good idea on a med school app. This ain't for art school.
     

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