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Hi everyone,

I have to submit an essay for my application to Oxford, and it says that the word limit is 2,000. Basically I want to send in a section of my EPQ which I really like, but it's 2.100ish words and I'm not sure how strict the limit is. Do they even count; is it just a rough guide?

Would really appreciate it if someone could help me Thank you!
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Hi everyone,

I have to submit an essay for my application to Oxford, and it says that the word limit is 2,000. Basically I want to send in a section of my EPQ which I really like, but it's 2.100ish words and I'm not sure how strict the limit is. Do they even count; is it just a rough guide?

Would really appreciate it if someone could help me Thank you!
Hi,
I'm applying for oxford too, what are you applying for?
Also, on the website it makes it pretty clear that the piece of writing should be no longer than 2000 words. So I would just stick to 2000 or under.
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I'm applying for oxford too, what are you applying for?
Also, on the website it makes it pretty clear that the piece of writing should be no longer than 2000 words. So I would just stick to 2000 or under.
I'm applying for History and Italian at Queen's, I'm so desperate to get in haha! What about you?

And I've yeah I've seen that. However, I was at an Open Day and they seemed a bit more relaxed about it - Iif I remember rightly one professor mentioned that sometimes people send in whole EPQs and just indicate which bits they want to be read.

So basically I've got no idea.
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I'm applying for History and Italian at Queen's, I'm so desperate to get in haha! What about you?

And I've yeah I've seen that. However, I was at an Open Day and they seemed a bit more relaxed about it - Iif I remember rightly one professor mentioned that sometimes people send in whole EPQs and just indicate which bits they want to be read.

So basically I've got no idea.
I've applied for History at Wadham. Aren't we all desperate to get in !!!
I'm sure they won't penalise you for going over the limit but we can never know for certain :/

Have you prepared for the hat??
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I've applied for History at Wadham. Aren't we all desperate to get in !!!
I'm sure they won't penalise you for going over the limit but we can never know for certain :/

Have you prepared for the hat??
I'm doing a few practise questions to get a feel for how they go, but I think that it being an aptitude test there's only a certain amount you can do.

The best thing is probably just to read books to get ideas, and then revise the ideas and societies you already know. The worst thing that could happen would be to not have anything to write about in the essay questions.
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I'm doing a few practise questions to get a feel for how they go, but I think that it being an aptitude test there's only a certain amount you can do.

The best thing is probably just to read books to get ideas, and then revise the ideas and societies you already know. The worst thing that could happen would be to not have anything to write about in the essay questions.
Yeah I'm just getting familiar with the type of questions and what they are looking for in a response! I am so worried about it though and feel Im not doing enough
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Yeah I'm just getting familiar with the type of questions and what they are looking for in a response! I am so worried about it though and feel Im not doing enough
It sounds like you've done a fair bit, don't worry you'll probably be fine. I can definitely recommend sitting down to do one timed if you haven't already, just as a practice, and apart from that just keep reading stuff .

You can't really prepare that much for that HAT, it's the interview that I'm really cramming for!
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Does the word limit for English written work include quotes?
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Does the word limit for English written work include quotes?
I don't have any official information, but I'm almost certain it will
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I don't have any official information, but I'm almost certain it will
Ahh that's annoying but thanks
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