Essays... 500 words...

<p>now how much over 500 words can we go? I've uber-condensed mine from 1000 to 850 but now i can't cut anything else out... it's all too fine... :(</p>

<p>Mine is exactly 500 words. Yes, I obsessed over it. :)</p>

<p>Do some searching on the old board - this topic was extensively covered in the last admissions cycle, I believe.</p>

<p>I heard it was highly recommended not to go over and to respect the word limit. i'm not sure thought. I'm having a harder time getting it within the 100-limit for short answer? anyone else having trouble doing this?</p>

<p>I strongly recommend keeping to the 500 word limit. The adcoms have thousands of these things to go through, and can't spend very long reading each essay. They will not be pleased having to read extra. I know it is hard whittling it down, but you have to try.</p>

<p>Do you think a very honest confession in essay B about my true self in my world will work? Of course I will stick to the question on aspirations and world stuff.</p>