I am applying to a school with a supplemental essay with a word count restriction of no more than 500 words. My essay is currently 240 words. Is it okay to submit that essay (once edited) despite being less than 50% of the word count?
The supplementary essay is a way the school gets to know more about you and the type of person you are. Sending in an essay that is less than half of the word count gives the impression that you're not a hard worker and you're not ready to push yourself.
When I was writing my supplemental essay my dad gave me some advice; write the essay without the restriction of the word count then summarize. Put yourself in an environment where you are most productive, have the right mindset and begin writing.
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