Personal Statement Single Spaced Or Double Spaced Paragraphs

Re: personal statement format (double space?)

Postby AZisHOTgetmeout » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:03 pm

i don't know, i had a convo with an adcomm from indiana who looked over my ps and made comments. i had sent it to him single spaced and i had just slightly changed the margins to fit more on a page and he noticed it and really didnt like it. he said that they (adcomms) mark up your ps and will notice if the margins are smaller and they hate it. also, he said that you should really double space and keep the font at 12 and times new roman. he was an older gentleman, and i would assume a lot of adcomms are older, and he said he had a really hard time reading the small font and the single spacing left no room for notes and was also just daunting to look at. those are all bad things. you dont want the person reading your ps to be frustrated or intimidated before they even begin reading. he said that whatever i could do to make it easy to read was good. plus, you can always shorten a ps. people use far too many words to say simple things most of the time. just read this post...
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