Continuing to explore the commonalities between undergraduate and grad school admissions processes, I’ll point you toward a New York Times education blog post on cutting an application essay down in length. Though Fletcher doesn’t limit you to 500 words in the first essay, you’d be surprised how many people find it challenging to state their purpose in even 800 words.
In case you’re curious, we do not count the words in each essay. But read enough writing on the same theme and you, too, would quickly develop a sense of what’s too short and what’s too long. My recommendation: Practice pith! Our tired eyes will appreciate it. Word count: 107.
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