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    I am doing OCR dutch A-level and I always go over the word limit on the end essay question. How bad is this? Will I lose marks because of it?

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    Just quoting in Puddles the Monkey so she can move the thread if needed
    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)

    I'm my English coursework I went way over the word limit and couldn't shorten it. My teacher said its fine they will still mark it but the examiner might stop reading after a while. I guess the same would apply to you? For its massively over the limit they might stop reading after a while.

    This might not be an option for you if it's all done electronically but I lied with my word count.

    The limit was 3000 & I said I'd done 3050 or something similar. I'd actually done 3200/3300ish.
    The examiner isn't going to count up your words by hand. Just don't make it too obviously over the limit.

    5% they might allow, but you should read the rules. They might just simply ignore anything beyond that. If its handwritten then harder to gauge.
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    Thank You!
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