essay word limit

Is a 550 word essay too much for a 500 word limit? Like I know it probably won’t really matter, but does it give off a bad impression?

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<p>No, 550 words is fine. I'd still say check if you can make it more concise, though, since I know that in cutting down the length of my essays they became much stronger. But if you really love what you have and think it's a really strong, concise essay, then 550 words is fine.</p>