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"Write a brief essay in which you respond to the following question."

PoseurPoseur 3243 replies88 threads Senior Member
edited December 2008 in Johns Hopkins University
(freshman applicants only): Johns Hopkins offers 49 majors across the schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. On this supplement, we ask you to identify one or two that you might like to pursue here. Why did you choose the way you did? If you are undecided, why didn't you choose? (If any past courses or academic experiences influenced your decision, you may include them in your essay.)

Is 600 words okay or am I doing this wrong?!?!
edited December 2008
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  • ModadunnModadunn 6178 replies85 threads Senior Member
    Per Admissions elsewhere on this board:
    I'd say that the first creative essay ("communities essay") will traditionally be between 750 - 1000 words when written. Remember you can present this essay in any format, using any medium, you want.

    The second academic essay ("majors essay") is expected to be shorter and probably will run between 250-500 words. But as with the first essay, it is your choice how long / how short you want your essays to be.
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  • PoseurPoseur 3243 replies88 threads Senior Member
    Ahhhh thank you so much!!! :]

    I think that I've sort of got special circumstances since I'm interning with a prof at JHU so I've got a lot to say. I was just making sure people weren't gonna be like "IT SAYS BRIEF YOU IDIOT THAT MEANS 250 WORDS MAX."
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  • reapthenightmarereapthenightmare 228 replies9 threads Junior Member
    crap I read brief and wrote 60 words
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  • soniyasoniya 61 replies13 threads Junior Member
    Mine was 468 words. :)
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  • bhatic24bhatic24 43 replies39 threads Junior Member
    is this essay supposed to be creative or more of a factual, straightforward one?
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  • ModulationModulation 1785 replies92 threads Senior Member
    crap I read brief and wrote 60 words

    Oh no!! I hope they were good 60 words...
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