My graduate school application says "approximately 800 words" for my personal statement. How many words over 800 would you consider acceptable?
I find this question a little frustrating to be honest with you.
If you can’t keep it close to 800 words and NOT OVER this for me means:
- You can’t follow simple instructions
- You talk too much
- You have an inflated sense of the additional value that your addition 100-200 words will bring
IMHO just stick to the limit.
If you will ignore this than 10% over is ok.
80 words? Is it really worth it?