Question about my college essay?

Question about my college essay?
My college essay has to have 350-500 words. It’s finished but it feels really short and incomplete. Should I ignore the 500 cap and keep typing or is that a bad idea?

Do not ignore a cap. They do not want a 1000 word essay, that’s why they gave a limit. In university if you write too much, you will be docked points just as you would if you wrote too little. You need to learn how to get your point across with only as many words as you are allotted.

Try to edit it to get rid of the less important things to leave room for the more important things. Have someone else edit it. Make sure you are proud of it and it is complete, but complete it between the word minimum and the word maximum – it’s a wonderful skill to learn now. 🙂