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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    It was 29 pages on "Clay Minerals in Jurassic rocks from Dorset"

    If you're interested my abstract was:



    Thrilling eh?
    29 pages of words. Thats not that bad. But you did say that it included 20 pages of lab reports, so its about 9 pages. Thats pretty decent for 5 months worth of work...
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    It was 29 pages on "Clay Minerals in Jurassic rocks from Dorset"

    If you're interested my abstract was:



    Thrilling eh?
    that is very confusing :confused:
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    (Original post by 2776 2)
    29 pages of words. Thats not that bad. But you did say that it included 20 pages of lab reports, so its about 9 pages. Thats pretty decent for 5 months worth of work...
    That was 29 pages excluding the appendices - 29 pages made up just over 4,500 words (as asked)...there were about 4 pages of that comprising diagrams within the body of the paper.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    That was 29 pages excluding the appendices - 29 pages made up just over 4,500 words (as asked)...there were about 4 pages of that comprising diagrams within the body of the paper.
    Thats about 180 words per page...thats a bit low isn't it?
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    (Original post by eric bischoff)
    that is very confusing :confused:
    I looked at the clay from some old rocks - there was more of one type than expected (smectite), none of another type that was expected (kaolinite) and one layer of rocks showed more of the non-existant clay than the layers above and below. The absence (kaolinite) and the abundance (smectite) were both indicators of the climate at the time the rocks were formed - the layer of funnies showed a sudden change in climate....make any more sense?
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    I looked at the clay from some old rocks - there was more of one type than expected (smectite), none of another type that was expected (kaolinite) and one layer of rocks showed more of the non-existant clay than the layers above and below. The absence (kaolinite) and the abundance (smectite) were both indicators of the climate at the time the rocks were formed - the layer of funnies showed a sudden change in climate....make any more sense?
    Surely you can find that info off the net, or in a book or something?
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    (Original post by 2776 2)
    Thats about 180 words per page...thats a bit low isn't it?
    what makes you think it is low?
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    (Original post by 2776 2)
    Thats about 180 words per page...thats a bit low isn't it?
    Yup - we had a prescribed format of 4cm margins to the left and right and double spaced text...the format usually used for submitting a paper to a journal or for publishing a PhD
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    I looked at the clay from some old rocks - there was more of one type than expected (smectite), none of another type that was expected (kaolinite) and one layer of rocks showed more of the non-existant clay than the layers above and below. The absence (kaolinite) and the abundance (smectite) were both indicators of the climate at the time the rocks were formed - the layer of funnies showed a sudden change in climate....make any more sense?
    yes just remember im 13 so i dont have a clue what your on about
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    (Original post by eric bischoff)
    what makes you think it is low?
    Because the book I ahve on my computer composes of 114 pages, and 46174 words. That is 405 words per page. And quite big fonts as well.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    Yup - we had a prescribed format of 4cm margins to the left and right and double spaced text...the format usually used for submitting a paper to a journal or for publishing a PhD
    And what about the font size? Do they control that as well? They arn't exactly going to check the amount of words if you make something reasonable up.
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    (Original post by 2776 2)
    Surely you can find that info off the net, or in a book or something?
    Not at the level of detail that is meaningful...clay analysis in relation to palaeoclimate is fairly new (20 yrs or so) and the study is quite laborious (logging the outcrops taking the samples preparing the samples processing the samples and then analysing the results) most type localities have been done but the Osmington outcrop hadn't (and it's the most complete outcrop of corallian rocks in the UK)

    Basically 156-157million yrs ago it was hot and dry in devon and cornwall - apart from one mammoth storm.
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    Because the book I ahve on my computer composes of 114 pages, and 46174 words. That is 405 words per page. And quite big fonts as well.
    bloody hell that is a lot of words
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    (Original post by 2776 2)
    And what about the font size? Do they control that as well? They arn't exactly going to check the amount of words if you make something reasonable up.
    Times New Roman, 12

    And the files have to be handed in electronically as well as hard copy allowing for a very easy wordcount - it's the most important part of a degree they don't let you get away with bull (or at least not a lot)
 
 
 
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