How much to answer?

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by TitoRocket, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. TitoRocket

    TitoRocket Member

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    Hi everyone,

    On one of my MOC's applications, he has a series of questions that are obviously meant to be short answer, mini-essays (250 word limit). For the majority of them, that limit was not hard at all to fill. However, there is one question that seems pretty straightforward, and I feel as if elaboration would be considered off-topic or simple fodder:

    "Do you plan to pursue a career in the military service?"

    I've already answered it in a single sentence, and I have added on what I thought was immediately pertinent: How long I plan to serve, what I hope to do, and why.

    I feel that embellishing the "why" should be what I should do, because with a limit like 250 words, a 50 word response feels way too brief. However, I don't want to do too much, especially if the question itself does not directly ask for it.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. McCoy

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    If you feel you got your point across in 50 words, I'd say there is no reason to put a bunch of fluff in it. It sounds to be a max of 250 and not a min if I understand correctly.
     

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