共同申请的2018-19版本的论文长度限制为650字。即使论文提示定期更改，这个长度限制现在已经存在了四年。在2011年和2012年，Common Application有500字的限制，但许多使用该应用程序的大学认为约束有点太短。在2011年之前，论文的篇幅是由申请人的判断确定的（一些撰写1,200字的论文的申请人表现出错误的判断）。许多不使用通用应用程序的大学也对论文有明确的长度限制。例如，加利福尼亚大学允许每个申请人对四个个人见解问题的回答350个单词，总共最多1400个单词。你会找到长度限制在50字以上的补充论文。你能超过极限吗？如果是这样，多少钱？如果您需要700个单词来传达您的想法，该怎么办？如果你的文章只是几句话怎么办？这些都是好问题。毕竟，650个单词并没有很大的空间可以向招生办公室的人传达你的个性，激情和写作能力。通过整体录取，学校确实希望了解考试成绩和成绩背后的人，而论文是展示自己身份的最佳场所之一。那就是说，你永远不应该超越极限。新的通用应用程序不会让你。在过去几年中，申请人可以将他们的论文附在申请表上，这使他们能够附上篇幅太长的论文。使用CA4（当前的通用应用程序），您需要在一个计算单词的文本框中输入您的文章。您将不被允许输入超过650字的任何内容。请注意，还有最小长度 – CA4不接受250字以下的任何文章。 还要意识到650字的限制包括您的论文题目和您可能包含的任何解释性说明。如果您申请的学院允许您超过限制，或者如果您有一篇补充文章，其推荐的字数不是应用软件强制执行的，那么您仍然不应超过限制。这就是原因。优秀的大学生知道如何遵循指示：如果教授分配了五页纸，她不想要一份10页的纸。如果你有50分钟参加大学考试，你不能有55分钟。如果您需要使用黑色墨水，则不应使用橙色墨水。如果您不遵循申请中的指示，请考虑您发送大学的信息。一所大学是否愿意录取一名认为方向是可选的学生？优秀的作家知道如何编辑和剪辑：问任何大学写作教授，他或她可能会告诉你，大多数五页的论文可以剪成四页的论文，并在此过程中变得更强。几乎总有单词，短语，句子，甚至整个段落都没有以任何有意义的方式为文章做出贡献。当你修改自己的文章时，不断问自己哪些想法是真正必要的。其他一切都可以。这9种风格的提示可以帮助您收紧语言。共同申请和其他大学申请要求相对较短的论文，因为大学招生官员不想浪费时间阅读冗长，漫无边际，没有重点，编辑不良的论文。然而，并非所有大学都是较短的粉丝。有些大学喜欢更长篇文章，因为他们可以更好地了解他们的申请者，并且他们可以看到申请者能够在更长的写作中保持专注（一种有价值的大学技能）。但是，对于您编写的任何申请文章，请按照说明进行操作。如果一所大学想要一篇长篇论文，那么指示就会要求它。 Common Application文章的最大长度为650字，最小长度为250字。我听说辅导员建议学生把论文放在较短的一端，因为大学招生办公室很忙，他们会欣赏短篇小说。虽然这种建议对某些大学来说可能是正确的，但对于其他许多大学而言则不然。如果一所大学需要一篇文章，那是因为它有全面的录取，并且想要了解其申请者不仅仅是成绩列表和标准化考试成绩。这篇文章通常是你传达自己和自己关心的人最有力的工具。如果你为你的论文选择了正确的焦点 – 一个揭示你有意义的东西 – 你将需要超过250个单词来提供一种细节和自我反思，使一篇文章变得有效。
The 2018-19 version of the Common Application has an essay length limit of 650 words. Even though the essay prompts change regularly, this length limit has now been in place for four years. In 2011 and 2012, the Common Application had a 500-word limit, but many colleges that use the application thought that constraint was a little too short. Prior to 2011, the length of the essay was set by the judgment of the applicant (and some applicants who wrote 1,200-word essays showed bad judgment). Many colleges who don’t use the Common Application also have clearly defined length limits for the essays. The University of California, for example, allows 350 words for each of an applicant’s responses to four personal insight questions, for a total maximum of 1400 words. You’ll find supplemental essays with length limits ranging from 50 words and up. Can you go over the limit? If so, by how much? What if you need 700 words to convey your ideas? What if your essay is just a few words over? These are all good questions. After all, 650 words is not a lot of space in which to convey your personality, passions, and writing ability to the folks in the admissions office. And with holistic admissions, schools really do want to get to know the person behind your test scores and grades, and the essay is one of the best places for showcasing who you are. That said, you should never go over the limit. The new Common Application won’t let you. In previous years, applicants could attach their essays to the application, and this allowed them to attach essays that were too long. With CA4, the current Common Application, you’ll need to enter your essay in a text box that counts words. You won’t be allowed to enter anything over 650 words. Note that there is also a minimum length—CA4 won’t accept any essay under 250 words.
Also realize that the 650-word limit includes your essay title and any explanatory notes you might include. If you are applying to a college that does allow you to go over the limit, or if you have a supplemental essay with a recommended word count that isn’t enforced by the application software, you still should not go over the limit. Here’s why. Good college students know how to follow directions: If a professor assigns a five-page paper, she doesn’t want a 10-page paper. If you have 50 minutes to take a college exam, you can’t have 55 minutes. If you need to use black ink, you shouldn’t use orange ink. Think about the message you’re sending a college if you don’t follow the directions on the application. Will a college want to admit a student who thinks directions are optional? Good writers know how to edit and cut: Ask any college writing professor, and he or she will probably tell you that most five-page papers could be cut to a four-page paper and become stronger in the process. There are almost always words, phrases, sentences, and even entire paragraphs that aren’t contributing to the essay in any meaningful way. As you revise your own essay, keep asking yourself what ideas are truly essential. Everything else can go. And these 9 style tips can help you tighten up your language. The Common Application and other college applications ask for relatively short essays because college admissions officers don’t want to waste time reading long, rambling, unfocused, poorly edited essays. Not all colleges, however, are fans of the shorter length. Some colleges like a longer essay because they can get to know their applicants better, and they get to see how well applicants can sustain focus in a longer piece of writing (a valuable college skill). However, for any application essay you write, follow the directions. If a college wants a long essay, the directions will ask for it. While the maximum length for the Common Application essay is 650 words, the minimum length is 250 words. I’ve heard counselors advise students to keep their essays on the shorter end of the spectrum because college admissions offices are very busy, and they will appreciate short essays. While this advice may be true for some colleges, for many others it will not be. If a college requires an essay, it is because it has holistic admissions and wants to get to know its applicants as more than a list of grades and standardized test scores. The essay is typically the most powerful tool you have for conveying who you are and what you care about. If you’ve chosen the right focus for your essay—one that reveals something meaningful about you—you’re going to need far more than 250 words to provide the type of detail and self-reflection that makes an essay effective.