a year ago
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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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a year ago

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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