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    My assignment was 1500 words, but there is a 10% leeway either way, and I have written 1672 words - would this be okay?!
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    My assignment was 1500 words, but there is a 10% leeway either way, and I have written 1672 words - would this be okay?!
    It depends on how strict the uni/department is. I've heard of some unis where you get penalised for going even one word over the 10% limit, in contrast my old uni wasn't strict at all and didn't penalise for word counts not being within the 10% limit.
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    At my uni, you d lose 5% of your mark for going over it so i would be careful and cut out those 22 words if you can.

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    My assignment was 1500 words, but there is a 10% leeway either way, and I have written 1672 words - would this be okay?!
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    Ah ok, thank you. I have handed in an assignment before that was ridiculously under the word count and got a 2.1, so I guess my uni isn't strict at all. Just wanted to double check
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    (Original post by peanutbuttercup)
    Ah ok, thank you. I have handed in an assignment before that was ridiculously under the word count and got a 2.1, so I guess my uni isn't strict at all. Just wanted to double check
    Going under isn't usually seen as being as bad as going over. If you can tell everything you need to in fewer words then that's good writing, if you go over then it's probably badly written and it takes longer to mark..
 
 
 

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