How much can you say in 350 characters?

<p>One of my transfer aps asks me to list five books I have read this year and pick one to elaborate on. But it only has space for 500 characters. After I list all my books I am only left with 350 characters. That's about three sentences. How much do they expect in such a small space?</p>

<p>Columbia? 10 char</p>

<p>Is this the Columbia application you are speaking of?</p>

<p>If they only give you three sentences of space, then obviously they only expect three sentences of content.</p>