Duke Personal Statement


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Hi everyone,

I am in the process of writing my Duke personal statement. According to the instructions it needs to be 2-5 pages and it doesnt say double spaced. Compared to other schools' requirements 2-5 pages seem too much to me and I am stuck with a little less than 2 pages.

What are your thoughts? shall I try to make it longer even though it may be boring if I try to expand it just to meet the page requirements? Or, shall I stick to less than 2 pages?

Your comments would be appreciated.

Thank you.
Hi everyone,

I am in the process of writing my Duke personal statement. According to the instructions it needs to be 2-5 pages and it doesnt say double spaced. Compared to other schools' requirements 2-5 pages seem too much to me and I am stuck with a little less than 2 pages.

What are your thoughts? shall I try to make it longer even though it may be boring if I try to expand it just to meet the page requirements? Or, shall I stick to less than 2 pages?

Your comments would be appreciated.

Thank you.
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mirlina
I wouldn't put double spacing just to make your statement look longer. But, if you would do so as a matter of formatting preference, I would say go for it!

If I was part of the Duke admissions team, I would be interested in an applicant's choice of formatting.
I wouldn't put double spacing just to make your statement look longer. But, if you would do so as a matter of formatting preference, I would say go for it!

If I was part of the Duke admissions team, I would be interested in an applicant's choice of formatting.
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