I need to write a personal statement for medical school. I just desired to know AMCAS essay word count. I read on the AMCAS site it is about 5300 characters, but does it mean word count including spaces or not. When I do a word count on Word it gives me a character count with and without spaces that’s why I am asking. I know it’s kind of a weird question but I was just wondering because my personal statement is a bit long and I’m finding it hard to pair things down. Thanks in advance and God Bless!
Your AMCAS personal statement is the most essential piece of your med school application because it is your chance to deliberately control how you are supposed by the med school admissions committee. The available space for this essay is 5300 characters. The personal statement should not longer than 5,300 characters in length and that AMCAS essay word count include spaces. There is a character count on the AMCAS application. If you are not within the space allowed, it will not let you submit your application.
7 Top tips for the IELTS essay word count - IELTS Champion
Create a word count for each plan point
There is nothing more terrifying than a blank page. The best defence against this stage-fright is to break up your allocated word count into digestible pieces. So, say your essay word count is set at 2,000 words, and you have a seven point plan. That gives you around 285 words for your introduction, each of your five main arguments, and for your conclusion. The benefits of doing this are three-fold – you will not go wildly over total word count (for which you will likely lose marks), you will avoid writing too heavily on one point, and the entire task suddenly becomes less scary. Which would you prefer: sitting down at your desk to ‘work on your essay’ or sitting down at your desk to ‘write 285 words’?
Your essay should be no more than 500 words. Include the question you choose at the start of your essay. The question will not be included in the essay word count.Conclusion paragraphs are about 5% of your essay word count (e.g. about 50 or so words per 1000 word essay). In clearly-written sentences, you restate the thesis from your introduction (but do not repeat the introduction too closely), make a brief summary of your evidence and finish with some sort of judgment about the topic. You can follow this basic pattern (recipe) for writing introduction paragraphs to help you get started.