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    i hate/suck writing essays, i really don't see the point.

    anyway, i literally cant think of any more to write, how many words do you think i could get away with

    it says "...of approximately 1000 words"
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    Are you serious? You're at CAMBRIDGE and you're asking for advice on how to write as few words as possible for a mere 1000-word essay??! Jesus I thought you had to work hard and be committed to go to Oxbridge...
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    pfft 1000 words, i do more than that for a simple piece of homework in gcse geography.
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    1000 word essay seems to be a hard title for a 1000 word essay
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    (Original post by Bobo1234)
    Are you serious? You're at CAMBRIDGE and you're asking for advice on how to write as few words as possible for a mere 1000-word essay??! Jesus I thought you had to work hard and be committed to go to Oxbridge...
    i havn't had to write an essay for years!

    and its a really pointless skill for an engineer to have anyway. i'll quite happily write huuge lab reports, but essays on the role of entrepreneurs in climate change. what bloody use is that
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    good luck with your dissertation then.
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    i crap more than 1000 words
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    I agree - essay means jump off cliff- and I do law
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    Aren't you going to have to write a dissertation which far exceeds this limit?
    In answer to your question - 920? Depends how strict...
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    Isn't there a leeway of something like 15% either way? I'm not sure how true that is, though.
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    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Just draw something in Paint. :yy:
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    (Original post by Lucible)
    Aren't you going to have to write a dissertation which far exceeds this limit?
    In answer to your question - 920? Depends how strict...
    i have no clue about a dissertation, if i have to write one thats still years away. so i'd prefer not to think about it

    i've written far longer lab reports, where i actually know what i'm talking about and have something half decent to get across. just pointless essays irritate me soo much. i could quite happily run into the eng dept with a shotgun and shoot the guy who set this
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    (Original post by Bobo1234)
    Are you serious? You're at CAMBRIDGE and you're asking for advice on how to write as few words as possible for a mere 1000-word essay??! Jesus I thought you had to work hard and be committed to go to Oxbridge...
    to be fair he is an engineering student
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    I agree, its BLOODY difficult to keep an essay to 1000 words.

    I'm currently trying to cut down a 4000 word first draft by 2500 words. How can they expect so few words for such an expansive topic?
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    If what you have is good quality and at the right point between detail and conciseness, they can't complain (in my opinion and experience :smug: ). But to be honest, the word limit is usually set at a length that such an essay would reach naturally, and after all, 1000 words is not very long at all... this is no secondary school one paragraf answer, y'know.
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    (Original post by kopi, ffs)
    If what you have is good quality and at the right point between detail and conciseness, they can't complain (in my opinion and experience :smug: ). But to be honest, the word limit is usually set at a length that such an essay would reach naturally, and after all, 1000 words is not very long at all... this is no secondary school one paragraf answer, y'know.
    haha this is the worst possible essay anyone could ever write, doubt it even passes. although just been told by some second years i can get away with 700 words
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    If I wasn't for the fact I just submitted a 3000 word essay, have 2000 words for next week and know I will have about 50,000,000,000 words to write when it gets round to a dissertation, I would feel sorry for you.

    Seriously though, the topic might be a pointless one but an entrepeneur's role in climate change is quite an easy question to answer with just a little background knowledge and a lot of meandering.
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    i hate/suck writing essays, i really don't see the point.

    anyway, i literally cant think of any more to write, how many words do you think i could get away with

    it says "...of approximately 1000 words"
    I think they usually accept +- 10% of the limit (mine does), so for between 900 and 1100 words they will not dock marks.
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    (Original post by didgeridoo12uk)
    i hate/suck writing essays, i really don't see the point.

    anyway, i literally cant think of any more to write, how many words do you think i could get away with

    it says "...of approximately 1000 words"

    usually you can be 10% over/under the limit. good luckk
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    I think they usually accept +- 10% of the limit (mine does), so for between 900 and 1100 words they will not dock marks.
    Thats pants, 1 word over the limit at mine and you lose 5%!! 51 words over and you lose 10%! etc...

    But seriously OP, 1000 is NOTHING, I have no idea how you don't have enough to fill 1000 words. I usually write like 2000 and have to cut half out!
 
 
 
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