xfgdfrmgpo332 Posted December 10, 2011 Share Posted December 10, 2011 So, my first couple of schools didn't have a word limit on the statement of purpose and mine was about 1380. In my next round of apps, however, there are places that have a 1000 word limit (and Michigan's limit is 2 pages double spaced...wha?). I'm definitely going to cut some, but I don't know if I'll be able to get below 1250 or 1200 words without really disrupting the flow or leaving something important out. I just hate cutting stuff. What I'm wondering is, will it be better to just go 200-300 words over the limit, if cutting will hurt my SOP? Or will the costs outweight the benefits? I am afraid some schools might get pissed at me going 300 words over and just throw the thing away, because they might think I'm being disrespectful to their guidelines or something. And with 11 billions applications, we know they're always looking for new ways to get rid of applicants without really looking at their app. Thoughts? At this point I'm leaning toward brazenly going over the 1000 limit.... Hope everyone is hanging in there. I really hate that a lot of this stuff is due right during exam time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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