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10/01/2020 at 05:46PM

how do I cut 250+ words from an essay that has everything I want

my common app essay needs to be 650 words but I found myself hitting over 1,000, after doing some preliminary cuts I still find myself with 873 words but every single one is needed in my eyes. How do I cut the right things in order to meet the word limit but also portray my story interestingly and effectively? thanks

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10/01/2020 at 06:01PM

Sometimes it's useful to put your essay through the Peer Review.

You need some karma points for that.

I would put it through 2 times or more and see what other people think.

Good Luck

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@DebaterMAX10/01/2020 at 06:25PM

Or ask an English teacher. Also a very good thing for cutting is to either cut phrases and replace with one word substitutes. Like replace I was planning on doing xyz say I will do xyz. Hope this helps.