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Word limit

yelle85Ayelle85A Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
GW says "no more than 500 words" for the why GW essay. Most schools say "approximately," as does GW about the honors essay.

Can this word limit not be breached????
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Replies to: Word limit

  • MultitaskerMultitasker Registered User Posts: 1,400 Senior Member
    Yes, just don't exceed another 100 words or so
  • yelle85Ayelle85A Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    phew, thanks!!
  • swamp147swamp147 Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    quick related question
    my "why gwu" essay is only 200 words long. although its under the word limit, it seems a bit low, since it's supposed to be less than 500 words. should i worry? should i add more? i really put my mind and heart into this short but good response, and i think it's great, but i don't want to be disadvantaged just because it was short. im sure the adcoms want quality over quantity though....
    i guess im just stressing out over every little thing just like so many other applicants here.
  • jp514jp514 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    would anyone be willing to read my why GW essay?
  • MultitaskerMultitasker Registered User Posts: 1,400 Senior Member
    I will be glad to read it, but I will tell you right off, I am a harsh "critiquer", so bring it in!
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