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    I wasn't sure where to post this but thought this may be the most appropriate.

    Have you got any tips on keeping under the word count, yet still attaining good grades? I am currently doing an essay in Physics and the assignment brief states "an essay of approximately 1500-2000" words, I also asked my tutor is there a maximum upper limit and she said "well if I were you and got to 2500, I would stop". So there is no defined definite limit but she said what she said and may not be happy with a really long essay.

    I am currently at 2800 words and still have 15-20% left to do! :mad:
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    (Original post by FaraDai)
    I wasn't sure where to post this but thought this may be the most appropriate.

    Have you got any tips on keeping under the word count, yet still attaining good grades? I am currently doing an essay in Physics and the assignment brief states "an essay of approximately 1500-2000" words, I also asked my tutor is there a maximum upper limit and she said "well if I were you and got to 2500, I would stop". So there is no defined definite limit but she said what she said and may not be happy with a really long essay.

    I am currently at 2800 words and still have 15-20% left to do! :mad:
    Hi! At uni, the requirements are +/- 10%, meaning you can be within 10% either way of the word count, but you would lose marks if you were outside of that. The best way to stay within the word count is to be succinct. It's difficult to describe, but words such as 'After' or 'during' etc at the beginning of a sentence allow you to combine several ideas together and use up less words. Does this make sense? If not, if you give me an example of a sentence you are finding difficult to cut down, I will show you (although Physics isn't one of my subjects!) - I just realised that I forgot to check when you posted this!
 
 
 
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