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    I did my coursework essay for OCR History B a couple of months ago and it was quite a bit over the 2000 word limit (I think, by counting words on a line and multiplying by number of lines). Even though I am really worried, my teacher says that there is nothing to worry about as the examiner is not going to bother to count all of my words. Does anyone have any previous experience of this, and is there anything for me to be seriously worried about?
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    (Original post by Kevin:))
    I did my coursework essay for OCR History B a couple of months ago and it was quite a bit over the 2000 word limit (I think, by counting words on a line and multiplying by number of lines). Even though I am really worried, my teacher says that there is nothing to worry about as the examiner is not going to bother to count all of my words. Does anyone have any previous experience of this, and is there anything for me to be seriously worried about?
    Hey,

    Is your coursework handwritten or typed up? Your teacher is right that the examiners don't count the words (if this is handwritten), however they may count the words if it looks like a lot more then a 2000 words. How many words over are you?

    OCR have stated
    The word limit of 2000 words will be strictly monitored and work submitted beyond the initial 2000 words will not be marked.Providing students are informed before the assignment begins,there should be few problems, with most candidates benefiting from having to plan and structure their work with care rather than simply throwing lots of content in.

    I'd be more careful if I were you. But if it's only a few words then it shouldn't be much of a problem (that's if it's handwritten).

    Hope this helps.
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    When I wrote mine up on word processor I had to include a word count, but I'm fairly sure that was just my teacher being an obsessive
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    (Original post by undercxver)
    Hey,

    Is your coursework handwritten or typed up? Your teacher is right that the examiners don't count the words (if this is handwritten), however they may count the words if it looks like a lot more then a 2000 words. How many words over are you?

    OCR have stated [/font]I'd be more careful if I were you. But if it's only a few words then it shouldn't be much of a problem (that's if it's handwritten).

    Hope this helps.
    It's handwritten, and my teacher doesnt seem to be concerned, but i calculated it as over 3000 words (that could just have been a huge miscalculation btw).
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    (Original post by Kevin:))
    It's handwritten, and my teacher doesnt seem to be concerned, but i calculated it as over 3000 words (that could just have been a huge miscalculation btw).
    If it is handwritten, OCR will be used to seeing work fitting the word count and as such will, when reading, begin to think "hang on this is getting a bit long now" and if your writing size is average, they'll know the approximate number of pages 2000 words takes up. Stick to the word limits given, that is why they are there. Or else, you could risk failing that component and OCR is pretty merciless.
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    (Original post by Kevin:))
    It's handwritten, and my teacher doesnt seem to be concerned, but i calculated it as over 3000 words (that could just have been a huge miscalculation btw).
    I guess if your teacher isn't concerned I don't think it should be a problem. But to be on the safe side I would recommend you rewrite a page or two and try and cut down.

    Also, ask your class mates how many pages they've written and how many words it is. Try and compare and write the same amount so it doesn't actually look like 3000 words. :lol:

    I'm guessing what examiners would do it is count the words you wrote on only one side of a paper and multiply that by the number of sides of paper you've written to see how much it is in total. This wouldn't be an accurate estimation, so they might just let you off for writing more.

    Don't stress about it too much.
 
 
 
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