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V. The Word Counts for CommonApp Personal Statement and Additional Information Essays Are 650 Words Each -- What About the World/Character Counts for the Various Supplement Essays?Some supplements identify the word count for their essays, as in USC's 250 word count for their two "Writing Questions." However, USC also has other short questions. For example, "Describe yourself in three words." Applicants are given 25 characters with spaces to enter each word.USC also has nine other questions such as "Favorite food" and "Best movie of all time." There are 100 characters with spaces for each of those questions. It is important that you use as much of that space as you can to answer the question and also give a detail or two. The best way of approaching the word/character count issue for the Common App and also its supplements is to write your essays and/or responses in Word, use the Tools Word Count function to see how many words or characters you have and then edit it up or down to meet the count, but also offer a good, detailed answer.VI. Questions and Answers About the Common ApplicationA. Instructions & Help Center
When you have a question about the Common App, there are a number of places you can go to get answers. Every page of the CA has a section on the top, right hand side that is titled "Instructions & Help Center." Many user questions are answered there. B. Support Home: Ask a Question
If you don't find an answer to your question, click on "Instructions & Help Center" and you will be taken to the "Support Home" page that includes these tabs: "Knowledge Base," "Ask a Question," and "Training Resources." Go to the "Ask A Question" tab at the top of the page, follow the directions and write out your question on a Common App Ticket. You should hear back from a CA technical specialist depending on the time of day within a few hours or the next day.C. Support Home: Knowledge Base
Just so you know, the "Knowledge Base," offers information about such CA application areas as:
D. Support Home: Training Resources
Training Resources offers information about current Common App user problems such as "When pasting paragraphs into the essay space paragraph separations may be lost," their resolution status (fixed or reported) and some solutions. That section also lists the individual college supplements that are available and not yet available.Common App Facebook and Twitter
The Common App also has and pages. Some students report finding them very useful.
I hope this blog helps you get through the Common Application without too many problems. Once you have completed the application itself and one supplement, the rest will come much easier.

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V. The Word Counts for CommonApp Personal Statement and Additional Information Essays Are 650 Words Each -- What About the World/Character Counts for the Various Supplement Essays?Some supplements identify the word count for their essays, as in USC's 250 word count for their two "Writing Questions." However, USC also has other short questions. For example, "Describe yourself in three words." Applicants are given 25 characters with spaces to enter each word.USC also has nine other questions such as "Favorite food" and "Best movie of all time." There are 100 characters with spaces for each of those questions. It is important that you use as much of that space as you can to answer the question and also give a detail or two. The best way of approaching the word/character count issue for the Common App and also its supplements is to write your essays and/or responses in Word, use the Tools Word Count function to see how many words or characters you have and then edit it up or down to meet the count, but also offer a good, detailed answer.VI. Questions and Answers About the Common ApplicationA. Instructions & Help Center
When you have a question about the Common App, there are a number of places you can go to get answers. Every page of the CA has a section on the top, right hand side that is titled "Instructions & Help Center." Many user questions are answered there. B. Support Home: Ask a Question
If you don't find an answer to your question, click on "Instructions & Help Center" and you will be taken to the "Support Home" page that includes these tabs: "Knowledge Base," "Ask a Question," and "Training Resources." Go to the "Ask A Question" tab at the top of the page, follow the directions and write out your question on a Common App Ticket. You should hear back from a CA technical specialist depending on the time of day within a few hours or the next day.C. Support Home: Knowledge Base
Just so you know, the "Knowledge Base," offers information about such CA application areas as:
D. Support Home: Training Resources
Training Resources offers information about current Common App user problems such as "When pasting paragraphs into the essay space paragraph separations may be lost," their resolution status (fixed or reported) and some solutions. That section also lists the individual college supplements that are available and not yet available.Common App Facebook and Twitter
The Common App also has and pages. Some students report finding them very useful.
I hope this blog helps you get through the Common Application without too many problems. Once you have completed the application itself and one supplement, the rest will come much easier.

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