How long is too long? My statements read well/easily, I think, but they are looooong.
Date: 23 Sep 2011 16:50
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My research statement is three pages and my teaching statement is one page. I think that a research statement longer than four pages and a teaching statement longer than two pages would be too long.
Research statement 3.5
Any longer than 4 pages for the research statement and you'll likely be an outlier.
I was advised to stick within 2 pages for each. My research statement is 1.5 and teaching is 2 pages long. I'm sending these off to both R1-R2 and LACs.
Have someone look at your statements and help you cut out stuff to make them shorter — unnecessary phrases etc. And I changed my font from Times New Roman 12 to Ariel 11 — that reduced the visible length :)