For the Common Application writing sample, I'm choosing my own topic and thusly I have a rather obscure structuring so other samples don't really help me much with this issue.
Does anybody have any advice on what roughly the final wordcount should be? How many words over the limit is allowed, and at what point would they just get plain annoyed? It says 250 words minimum on the site, but that's purely a minimum, is there any real ceiling? At this point, I'm guessing it's going to end up at about 600-650 words.
Help me out please, I'm trying to finish this essay up by tonight and I don't really want to have to take out 300 words if I'm wrong :-)