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Quick question about the essays

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Melosh3, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Melosh3

    Melosh3 5-Year Member

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    So, my application got closed, I asked my MALO what was up, he said it was due to not submitting anything, I explained all I had left was the essays and the physical fitness test, he said that was weird and that I should try faxing them all my stuff again with a cover letter, so I am now working on all the essays (which luckily I had copied down earlier for a school assignment) but I don't know any of the word count requirements, can anyone fill me in?

    Short Version- What are the word count requirements for the essays?
     
  2. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016 5-Year Member

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    I believe it's 2500 characters max withOUT considering spaces (so 2500 letters, effectively, max).
     
  3. Melosh3

    Melosh3 5-Year Member

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    How are you even supposed to count that haha

    Also isn't the last one longer?
     
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    airassault 5-Year Member

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    In a Word Document, you can find that somewhere in Tools> Word Count- it should state how many characters you have typed as well.

    Also, they are all the same length-2,500 characters :thumb:
     
  5. Melosh3

    Melosh3 5-Year Member

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    Character count would include spaces if I am not mistaken, I could write a program to do it but I feel like I have a lot more important things to write (namely like, 8 college essays)

    Thank you very much for the responses!
     
  6. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016 5-Year Member

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    Why aren't you just doing this all online?
     
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    clamelken2 5-Year Member

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    his app got shut down.
     
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    MemberLG 5-Year Member

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    Ask RC to reopen your application file. I am surprised your application got closed also as I know of plenty of candidates with open file with less completed.

    Possible reasons closing application files this early are
    - medical disqualification
    - inactivity
    - academic disqualification
     
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  9. jlwilkes101

    jlwilkes101 5-Year Member

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    The character count doesn't include spaces (I checked before I wrote mine). And on Word, under word count it tells you how many characters with spaces and without spaces, so just look at the without spaces one.
     
  10. AaronChurchill

    AaronChurchill 5-Year Member

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    when I was doing my essays I copied the text from a word document into a character counter that I found on google. Google is a tool, use it.:thumb:
     

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